It’s scary to think about the hours we spend sitting at our desk, commuting to work or veggin' out on the couch, but what’s even scarier is that all time spent on your tush could be suicide for your body. According to a recent report from the Annals of Internal Medicine, people with sedentary behavior (i.e. most of us who sit for more than half the day) are at a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer-related deaths. But don’t quit your day job just yet; there are things you can do to make standing and moving a new healthy habit, such as using an alarm app that reminds you to get up from your desk, requesting a standing desk from human resources or taking a walk during your lunch break. These small habit-forming changes can ensure a healthier, longer life—and a more enjoyable day at work to boot.
Sitting = Heart Disease, Diabetes and Premature Death?
September 20, 2016