Spending much more than about 20 minutes sitting still leads to postural collapse and is generally bad for you. You begin to stiffen up, feel lousy and your concentration wanders. Yet every time you think about wandering off for a quick walk or a trip to the gym, you feel hungry eyes fixed on your study space and you find yourself settling back down for another seated stint.
Happily, there are things you can do to reawaken body and mind without sacrificing your study space:
- Try stretching at your desk to avoid aches and pains
- Check you are sat properly at your computer
- Discover exercises you can do without leaving your desk