Fitness & Exercise / September 17, 2014

Sit Too Much – Take Short Walks

By Charles Platkin, PhD

Job? Sit Too Much – Take Short

A lot of recent research has shown that too much leads to increased risk of disease. The good news is that an Indiana University study has found that three “5-minute walks can reverse harm caused to leg arteries during three hours of prolonged sitting.”

How do you make sure to get up and walk? Instead of an email to a co-worker, get up and walk to his or her desk. Stand up and pace during phone calls. Create cues to get up and walk every hour with calendar alerts or other types of reminders (e.g., every time you hear someone’s phone ring more than four times).

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