Posted by Colleen
What is second nature to humans? Sitting! It’s what we do at work, when we eat, unwind and watch tv, on the computer and even when we socialize.
Did you know that Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway and Winston Churchill used stand-up desks?
Experts have set guidelines recommending minimum amounts of physical activity but not specific guidelines for sitting. Experts do seem to agree to counteract the negative health effects of prolonged sitting is to get up and move. Getting up off your chair at work or home and move frequently throughout the day is key.
Here are some tips:
At work, walk and talk
Try a stand-up desk
Get rid of office chair with wheels and get up to retrieve things
Get a phone call get up, pace and talk
Every hour, get up and walk
Talk and walk on your break or lunch break
Watching tv, go and do things during commercials – get up and move.