Sitting: The New Smoking

"Excessive sitting is associated with 34 chronic diseases and conditions including obesity, diabetes, cancer, depression and back pain.” says Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic.
5 Tips to Spend Less Time Sitting

1. Take the stairs instead of elevators, whenever you can. (No, we don't expect you to climb 101 floors in a skyscraper.)  
2. Deliver messages in person. Walk to your co-worker’s desk.
3. Wear a hand-free headset set. Get a headset and stand up and talk. 
4. Take frequent walking breaks. Rather than your daily dose of water cooler gossip, take a walking gossip break with co-workers. 
5. Request a stand-up desk and other movement-oriented solutions.  

Posted on January 29, 2015 and filed under fitness.