Disability claims adjudication and
support is very sedentary work. Add to
that the time we spend driving and
watching TV, and it’s no wonder that
disability examiners across the nation
lament the ‘freshman fifteen:’ the
weight new examiners gain in their first
year of employ with DDS.
Countless studies over the years have
proven that sitting for hours at a time
slows our metabolism and increases our
risk for diabetes, heart disease and
shows that even small changes in our
sedentary days can reap big rewards:
“Breaks in sedentary time have
beneficial associations with waist
circumference and BMI.”
has tons of good advice about nutrition
and squeezing more activity into our
daily lives, but these exercises and
stretches you can perform while
sitting are our favorites. Try doing
some while you’re on the phone, waiting
Sitting in your chair, sit up very tall.
Cross one leg so your ankle is on your
mid thigh. Keeping your back straight,
bend forward only at your waist. You
should feel this stretch in your bottom.
Straighten each leg one at a time.
Perform 3 sets of 10 repetitions on each
Lift each knee up like you are marching
in place. Perform 3 sets of 10 on each
Raise your heels up and then rock
backwards to bring your toes up. Perform
30 of these. This exercise helps prevent
deadly blood clots associated with
so do them every chance you get!