Exercise is not just about those 30-60 mins of intensity you schedule for yourself on a daily basis. Moving frequently during the day is detrimental to your health and well-being.
How long have you been sitting today?
Maybe you sit to eat breakfast, at your work desk, in the car, on the train, and in front of the TV in the evenings. It all adds up. There’s evidence that shows adults who sit less throughout the day have a lower risk of early death, particularly from heart disease. Sedentary behaviour is associated with increased risk of being overweight, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
Sitting less is important no matter how active you are. Even if you’re getting enough exercise in your day, you still might be sitting too much. Most of us are what I like to call “desk Jockeys” spending a majority of our day stooped over a desk, staring at a screen
So how can I move more at work??
• Take a walk break every time you take a coffee or tea break.
• Stand up and talk on business phone conversations.
• Walk to a co-worker’s desk instead of emailing or calling her/him.
• Take the stairs whenever you can
• Park your car farther from your office
• Take the long route to the toilet
• Schedule walking meetings with colleagues.
• Schedule short breaks into your calendar as reminders to move every 60 mins