While sitting is comfortable, too much of it isn't healthy, especially if you're also hunched over a small screen and straining your eyes up to 8 hours a day at work.
As we found out from Malaysia's Healthiest Workplace Survey by AIA Vitality, prolonged sitting could also be the cause of the musculoskeletal health problems (muscles, bones and joints) that 84% of Malaysians experience at work. The survey also identified the top musculoskeletal symptoms: 47% shoulders, 39% neck, 37% lower back and 22% knee.
Not only can you feel the effects of prolonged sitting, research have also linked it with increased risks for obesity, diabetes, and heart diseases.
Ideally, you should get up from your seat at least once an hour to move. If your work doesn't allow you to be mobile or you're faced with too much work to leave your desk, try one of these poses to inject some mobility and movement into your day.