This little-known condition endangers all office workers’ health

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Some may think office work is the least difficult or harmful of all. However, doctors actually say quite the opposite.

We learned some things about a serious condition that threatens office employees. Take our short test, and find out if you have reason to worry.

Gluteus medius tendinopathy, commonly known as dead butt syndrome, is a risk for people who sit for long hours. This results in the gluteus muscles forgetting they have to work at all and atrophying, distributing the workload among other body parts.

People who lead a primarily sedentary lifestyle should follow these recommendations:

  • rise from your chair regularly, and warm up your legs or just stand a bit;
  • go up and down the stairs for at least a couple of floors;
  • do exercises that activate the gluteus muscles, such as squats or leg stretches;
  • make a crab posture to reinforce the gluteus muscles;
  • alternately lift and lower your legs under the desk;
  • purchase a gym ball, and sit on it instead of a chair (at least at home).Origin
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