4 Things You Shouldn’t Do at Your Desk

Rucuss staffNovember 22, 2011

There are plenty of things you shouldn’t do at work.

Eight hours are a long time to ruin what you’ve accomplish the night before at the gym. Sitting at your desk can lead to weight gain and laziness if you’re not careful. Your actions determine if you go to the gym or do some form of exercise afterwards. Fitsugar has put together a list of things not to do while sitting in front of a computer.

Distracted eating: It’s not that eating at your desk itself is evil (although watch out for those germs!), it’s just that, when you mix eating with working, it can be a disaster for your diet. Mindless eating can turn to overeating without you even realizing it. If you can, take a break from your desk and eat somewhere else where you can focus on your plate.

Crossing your knees: You may not even be thinking about it, but chances are you cross your legs at the knees often when you sit. That can lead to a buildup of pressure in your legs, and not only that, is one of the reasons why sitting may give you back pain. So try to keep your knees uncrossed – and while you’re at it, read on for more ways to have better posture while sitting at your desk.

Loud earphones: Sometimes, lackluster work days call for rocking out with headphones on. But make sure you don’t keep turning up the volume – you risk damaging your eardrums. Since we spend a lot of time wearing headphones, make sure you pay attention to the volume of your music.

Never taking a break: Got sucked into a project vortex? It can be easy to forget that you haven’t refilled your water bottle, stepped out for lunch, or rested your eyes when you’re on a tight deadline. But since we all know how bad prolonged sitting can be on your overall health – read just how bad sitting is for you here – try to remember that a break only takes a few minutes of your time and will make you feel a whole lot better.

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