From foggy brain function to mushy muscles, sitting down all day is hazardous to your health in many ways. As an online student, you may feel like most of your time is spent sitting in front of a computer at work and home. Some even say sitting all day is deadly; sitting down for more than six hours per day increases your risk of dying of heart disease by 64 percent and may shave off seven quality years of life.
How can you avoid falling into this sedentary trap? Setting a timer every hour to get up, stretch and move around can help avoid eye strain and shoulder/back pain. Take advantage of these breaks by walking or doing exercises at your desk. For example, here are five yoga poses students can try at their office or at their home: