Technology jobs are an amazing way to work in a booming industry that offers a ton of value to people and society in multiple ways, as well as giving people more opportunities to work for themselves and do what they genuinely enjoy. However, one of the main downfalls of working in tech is that it can be difficult to lead a healthy lifestyle. This is because when you’re working in tech, the majority of the time you will be sitting down in front of a computer. Studies have shown that sitting down for such long periods of time, especially the kind of time that the tech field demands, can be detrimental to your health. If you want to get the most out of your health and your job, keep reading for what you should know if you work in tech.
The first thing you should keep in mind is that new studies have shown that sitting down is awful for our health, even if we exercise. Studies report that sitting for long hours every day increases your chances of dying prematurely of a disease. This is problematic for those of us in tech, because generally, when it comes to doing tech, it’s all about sitting down at a computer. This is why people have invented the standing desk. The standing desk is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a desk that you can stand at instead of sit, so that you can lower your chances of having detrimental health issues caused by sitting down for long hours everyday. Not only is this great for your heart, but it has been shown to improve many people’s overall general health.
If you work in tech, you also know that yourself as well as your colleagues probably all have incredibly busy lives. Tech is the number one job where people report that they work much more than others. This is because tech usually extends to our home lives, and it’s difficult to stay ahead in the industry if you are not constantly researching, and understanding more about what you’re trying to accomplish. Tech is something of a difficult industry to be in, so it’s important that you take care of your life outside of work, and your body outside of and during work.
The most important thing you can do if you work in tech is to make sure that you are exercising and eating well. One of the best ways to get excellent exercise, that you know you’re going to want to do every week is to discover some kind of physical sport that you love doing. One of the best, and relatively new, sports out there is barefoot waterskiing. While it may sound strange to suggest barefoot waterskiing to tech heads, it’s actually a great way to use all your muscle groups and to discover how to use your body in a particularly fun way. It also gives you the exercise that you desperately need if you’re working from a computer constantly. Check out this video that explains how to do the one foot one hand barefooting trick taught to you by the famous national champion of barefoot water skiing, Keith St Onge.