Spending too much time sitting down has recently been linked to various health conditions. As not all of us working behind a desk can invest in a treadmill or have the time to head to the gym on a lunch break, we have some tips.
A study has shown that people who took regular breaks during their sitting time were more effective in reducing sitting times overall, compared to those who focused on adding an hour at the gym every evening.
Adding these small movements into your day will help keep you feeling productive and motivated, as well as getting you out of your seat.
Be a fidget
If you are that person who needs to tap their foot to the radio, go ahead. A recent study found that women who identified themselves as “rare fidgets” and sat for seven hours a day, saw a 43% increase in mortality rates when compared to women who sat for only five hours. However, those who regarded themselves as occasional or constant fidgets saw no difference in mortality between the sitting…