Your Chair is a Deadly Weapon - February 12, 2013
Is your chair making you unhealthy? Les Davidson thinks so, and he offered ideas about how to stay fit in the office.
Davidson, a former rugby coach and director of enterprise applications in UNCP’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT), gave a workshop titled “Your Chair is a Deadly Weapon” on Feb. 12 for the university’s HEALTH Committee (Helping Employees Achieve Lifetime Total Health).
“Sitting causes the body to shut down at the metabolic level,” Davidson said. “We must keep moving at least 1-2 times an hour.”
Davidson, who practices what he preaches, offered practical tips for office workers to keep moving:
The coach demonstrated inexpensive exercise equipment for the office and several exercises to turn an office chair into a best friend. If your campus office would like a demonstration, Davidson said he would be glad to come.
“Quitting is habit forming, so stay with your exercise program,” Davidson said. “There is no easy way to fitness, but there is a way. Motivation, which comes from within, is the key.”
Les Davidson and Dawn Albrecht demonstrate how a chair can be your friend.
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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