If you've heard the information proving that sitting at your desk for six hours a day can literally decrease your life span, then good news is at hand. Sitting has been linked to obesity and early mortality.
Stand up for your health! A recent study published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine cited that changing behaviors with standing can lead to reduced risks associated with sitting at work. They recommend standing for 2 hours a day to start and encourage the use of tall desks and desk treadmills.
The research co-commissioned by Public Health England calls for a workplace revolution through use of sit-stand desks to avoid risks of a sedentary lifestyle. They recommend standing for at least two hours per day and getting your bottom line out of the chair.
Other ways to get moving at the office:
- Walk to a printer at another location
- Pace while on the phone
- Take the stairs
- Go to the bathroom every two hours
- Drink smaller bottles or cups of water so you have to get up and fill them more often
- Lean side to side in your chair and touch the floor
- Push your chair away from your desk and walk back towards it
How long are you sitting at your desk each day? Time to stand up and get moving.