Stand Up to Sitting Down!
Did you know we sit an average of 12 hours each day? Research suggests prolonged sitting is wreaking havoc on our health. Excessive sitting is cited as a key risk factor in 4 of the top 7 killers: heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some cancers. It is also linked to obesity. Lower your risk, sit less, stand up more, and keep your body moving. Standing, for even short periods of time, also can increase focus, alertness and productivity. Stand up to sitting during your workday with these tips:
~ Take a walking break, alone or with a coworker
~ Stand, stretch, jump, walk, or get moving at least once every hour
~ Take the stairs, even if it’s just one flight
~ Walk to speak in person instead of emailing
~ Stand up or walk in place while on the phone
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