Do You Sit All Day?
To get the right balance, sit 20 minutes out of every half hour at work, standing for eight minutes and moving around for at least two minutes. Here are some simple ways to incorporate movement into your day:
- Standing desks are all the rage, and they are an easy way to squeeze in more vertical time into your day.
- We've said it before and we'll say it again - park a little further away at work or the grocery store and walk.
- To make it easier to stay off the couch, consider investing in a treadmill, exercise bike or stair stepper to put in front of the tv.
- Another no-brainer is taking the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator, especially if you're only going up a couple of flights!