|Stand up for the health of it
Most of us sit – a lot. Unfortunately, our daily lives require it. We sit during commutes, while at work, and when at home. Even if we get the recommended 30 minutes of daily exercise, we spend a majority of the rest of our days sitting.
The American Medical Association states that sitting for extended periods can be bad for personal health. Think about times when you could stand or move instead of sit.
– Walk more at work: Park your car farther from your building; use stairs instead of
elevators; take a long route to the restroom or mail room.
– While computing at your desk, set a timer to remind you to stand and stretch every half
– Stand when on the phone.
– Don’t send e-mails if recipients are near; walk over and talk to them.
– When watching TV, get up and change channels
– Stand or exercise while watching TV, or stand and move during commercial breaks
– During gaming (e.g., online gaming such as Farm Ville or using a system such as Wii or
PlayStation), stand between sessions and screen loads.