Whether your New York event space is being utilized as a photoshoot set or a corporate meeting, the sheer amount of work on the agenda is sure to induce tired feet and consequently an urge to sit down over the course of the day. We all feel a little guilty after sitting. We know it is bad. So how can you make the sitting that you do in the New York event space as beneficial for your body as possible? This head to toe analysis will allow you to focus on each part of the body that sitting impacts and will remind you of the right way to sit when you have to. Share this insight with your coworkers and make sure to carry the practice of sitting correctly from your New York event space back to the office!
The heart, pancreas and colon can be affected by sitting incorrectly. Prolonged sitting has led to higher blood pressures and an increased likeliness of cardiovascular disease. Additionally, excess insulin tends to build up in the pancreas when muscles are inactive. This extra insulin can lead to diabetes as well as a higher risk for colon and breast cancer because of the incentive for cell-growth.
Muscles and Bones
Think about the “comfortable” stance you may have in your chair. The slouch that we usually end up in after a few hours of sitting in the New York event space keeps your abdominal muscles on hiatus. The same goes for the hip flexor muscles that are rarely used by those who sit all day in an office. As sitting requires no weight-bearing activity on the bones in the lower half of the body, such as running or walking, the bones begin to get weak, therefore making the chronic sitter at higher risk for diseases like osteoporosis in the future.
Moving your muscles pumps oxygen to the brain and in turn the brain releases different mood-enhancing chemicals. Therefore, a sedentary day at the desk can actually turn into an unproductive day. Your brain functions will begin to slow and tiredness will set in. Rather than try to power through these feelings, use them as a sign. If you are in the New York event space, consider taking a walk outside. If you’re stuck in the office, take a walk to fill up your water bottle. A short walk anywhere can re-start the creative streak you had at the beginning of the day.
Of course, there are jobs where sitting all day is inevitable. So what can you do?
- Relax your shoulders.
- Sit with your elbows bent at a 90 degree angle.
- Don’t lean forward, but don’t slouch back.
- Keep your feet on the floor.
- Give yourself support. A cushion for your bottom or lower back can really help!
Keeping in mind that not everyone has the same physical capabilities, remember to remind your friends and coworkers of the dangers of sitting incorrectly rather than the dangers of sitting altogether. Sometimes, they cannot help having to sit and rest. For more tips check out this graphic from the Washington Post.