I’ve seen so many people worry about their expensive cars than they care about their body. Neither your car, house, or any of your prized possessions are yours forever. In reality, the car is your second vehicle, your body is your first vehicle, your body is the only thing you own that will be with you until the end of your life. Long hours of sitting in front of a computer, coding all day long and sometimes all night long, dealing with bugs and deadlines. Being a software engineer is not a very healthy profession.
Sitting at a desk won’t kill you, but studies have shown that it isn’t as healthy as you might think. Luckily, it’s surprisingly easy to make some changes with very little effort.
1. Exercise regularly
One of the biggest misconceptions (or excuses) people have about exercise, is that it would take too much time. It doesn’t, people just stretch it out unnecessarily.
Running is a very effective form of aerobic exercise that you can do without any equipment. Of course, you have to do it for 40 minutes before you even start feeling exhausted, if you jog slowly on a flat street. But that’s just a relaxing stroll while enjoying a nice view.
If you also want to improve your posture and get stronger (and better looking), add a weightlifting routine to your weekly schedule. Again this doesn’t require a huge time investment. People think that you have to lift 3 hours per day, at least 5 times a week and only eat boring food all day to get big and strong, but that’s not the case at all.
2.Fix your posture
Pain caused by bad posture is one of the biggest and most common problems for computer workers because the longer you sit in front of a PC, the less you tend to pay attention to how you sit there. The foundation for a proper posture is a good chair. Let’s be real here, no one’s gonna sit like that for hours on end. I certainly don’t. But at least try to pay attention to your posture from time to time and adjust it a bit. After a while you will make sitting properly a habit and can keep it up without having to actively focus on it. Later in the post we will talk about taking short breaks and standing up from your desk regularly, and this is also a good opportunity to get back to work with a corrected posture.
3. Maintain a Balanced Diet
A healthy diet is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. That doesn’t mean that you can’t have a snack or that you need to cut out everything from your diet that’s unhealthy. It simply means being conscious of what you eat and when you eat it. That simple act can make a world of difference. drinking water is pretty much the very best thing you can for your health.
4.Get adequate sleep
There is nothing more important in the world than getting a sufficient amount of sleep no matter what your profession is. However, this is something that is particularly ignored by programmers.
The reason for this negligence is usually the long hours before project deadlines or the urge to finish a task before taking a break. Long nights leading to an early workday means programmers often skip on getting a proper night’s sleep.At least 6-7 hours of sleeping is sufficient for our body.