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How to Stay Healthy If You Sit All Day

Seamstress spends much of her working day sitting down. When she sits with a curved back and slumped shoulders, this causes wear and tear in spinal discs. That hunched shape also shrinks the chest cavity, meaning her lungs have less space to expand into when she breathes. This can have some seriously negative health consequences.

So, if you are seamstress, if you work sitting down all day, you should know how to safe your health.

Here are some helpful tips:

  1. Stand up. If you are sitting for too long, simply stand up for a few minutes. A research from the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic shows that standing up could increase sense of well-being and decrease fatigue and appetite. You can put an alarm on your phone, so every hour it reminds you to get up. 
  2. Improve posture. Long hours of sitting is linked to joint pain and poor posture. Employees tend to crane their necks forward and closer to the sewing machines, which results in causing strain on the neck and spine. Chiropractic experts suggests to do chain retraction, an exercise done by making double chin. This could help keep the neck and spine lined up underneath. At Konsew LTD you can find comfortable sewing machine for you.
  3. Take a walk. Get up out of your chair at every possible opportunity to just move. Take a small brake every hour and go for a quick walk or stretch your arms and legs. Avoid tacking elevators or escalators if you can climb up or down the stairs.
  4. Drink more water. Stay hydrated is very important. Research shows that an average desk-dwelling employee is commonly deficient in water. Drinking water will keep you fuller and less tempted to snack on empty calories. Also, drinking enough water is not only beneficial in terms of our health, but it also gets you up out of your chair to go to the toilet.

If you are careless about your health, you may encounter the health problems, such as heart disease and weak muscles.

Heart disease. Whenever we stay sited for longer than 3 hours, our veins stop dilating as much as they should. This causes our heart to have work extra hard to pump our blood all over our body. In the long run, this may increase our risk of heart issues such as high blood pressure or heart failure. 

Weak muscles. As soon as we sit down the electric activity in our muscles gradually begins to drop, since they are not being used. This can cause your muscles to become weaker, make it harder for your blood to reach your brain, and decrease the amount of hormones that reach your brain, making you feel even more tired and sad.

Also, every seamstress should know rules for safe work while working on a sewing machine, such as: you should not put foreign objects on a sewing machine or lean close to the moving and rotating parts of it.

If we want to feel good, we should care about our health and not ignore the simple rules and tips which will help us safe it.