Why You Should Sit Less and Stand More
Take a second and think about how much you sit in a day. If you work in an office, you probably sit a lot! If you have a very active job, then you are probably moving around a lot. Being sedentary for most of the day can actually have some serious health risks including cardiovascular health, diabetes, weight gain, mental health, and muscle degeneration. Luckily, there are many different tips and tricks you can use throughout the day to get you moving more!
Sitting disease is a thing!! Looking at you, office workers! Check and see if you have an option for a standing desk or if you can rig your own. Otherwise, do what you can to reduce the time you spend sitting each day by about an hour total. If you’re at work sitting for eight hours, that means finding a way to stand for seven and a half minutes each hour. Just doing this one small thing can have a great impact on your health!
Need some ideas to get you sitting less and standing more while at work?
Set your phone alarm for every hour, and then do laps around the office when it goes off
Take walking meetings instead of sitting-at-a-table meetings
Stand up while you take conference calls
Take the stairs. Park in the far-away parking spot
Walk an extra few blocks to grab lunch instead of picking it up at the closest deli
Anything to get you moving!
What tips and tricks do you do during the day to make sure you’re staying active? Let us know below and check out more health tips on our product Instagram!
-Tyler and Kelley