Many jobs in the US force us to sit at a desk for 7-10 hours or more a day. Research has proven that these extended hours of little to no movement are linked to slower metabolism, type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer, and increased heart problems. Even getting 30 minutes of activity can make a huge difference. Stress factors in the workplace can lead to impaired mental health, high blood pressure, and more which can be detrimental to one’s long-term health.
Walk or Bike to work if possible
Those who walk or bike to work have lower BMIs than those who sit through traffic in an automobile.
Stand Up Often
standing occasionally can help blood flow throughout your body
request a standing desk, but avoid prolonged static standing which defeats the purpose of being active
change posture often to avoid bodily pains
Take the stairs or walk the long way to the restroom
Be active on your lunch break rather than just sitting down to eat and staying static afterward