Offices in Singapore can be stressful places with workers here putting in some of the longest working hours in the world. A recent survey found that over 90 per cent of workers in Singapore spent more than 40 hours a week on work, with 16 per cent of them spending over 60 hours.1
What this means is that a large number of workers here are living a sedentary lifestyle where you sit at your desk for extended periods without undertaking much physical activity and, because of your long working hours, have no time to do so after a long day at work as well.
As you continue down this path, you may develop serious health conditions such as muscular disorders, diabetes and heart diseases as well as form a poor posture and gain weight. Moreover, a stressful work environment may also lead you to pick up bad habits such as binging on junk snacks or smoking, which would further deteriorate your health.
With physical inactivity identified as the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality rates2, you need to ensure you stay healthy and active. There are simple ways to keep your heart pumping and muscles working without breaking a sweat. Here are four lunchtime workouts that will take just a few minutes to accomplish each day.