- Walk more at work: Park your car farther away from your building; use stairs not elevators; take a long route to the restroom or mail room.
- While computing, set a timer to remind you to stand up and stretch every half hour; take this time to pick-up and clean your work area.
- Stand up when you talk on the phone.
- Don’t send emails if the recipient is near; walk over and talk to him or her.
- Avoid long sitting commutes by standing on the bus, subway or train.
- When watching TV, lose the remote; get up to change the channels.
- Stand or exercise while you watch TV, or just stand and move around during pesky commercial breaks.
- During intense gaming, stand up in between sessions and screen loads.
Suggestions from: juststand.org
Ever heard the phrase, “sitting is the new smoking”? Research is finding that being sedentary for long periods of time can be attributed to many chronic diseases. For example, those who spent at least 4 days of their day sitting and watching TV had an 80% increase risk in death from heart disease compared to those who only watched 2 hours of TV. Take every opportunity you can in order to be active. My suggestion? Just get up and moving! Join us on the walking club running every day at 12:30pm.
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