Did you know studies show that sitting for long periods of time can actually short your life span? Yup, via Office Exercise, it was highlighted that “being in the office, with almost no physical activity for 4-6 hours at a time can cause serious health issues unheard of in the past.”
Here are some suggestions from the site for you: Get up out of your chair every hour somehow, some way.
1. It is very crucial to break the cycle of sedentary life every hour, if not 2 hours at the most to get up, walk around. Instead of using the phone to talk to your co-worker. Say hi in person.
2. You can take the long way to the bathroom, or do a task that you would normal send an intern or office assistant to do.
3. Instead of reading an e-mail sitting down, you can stand up and read it instead.
4. Maybe you are filing some paperwork, you can do it standing up.
Whatever you decide to, it is important to get up and move around to get your body’s metabolism and enzymes pumping again to prevent obesity and blood clots from happening to you.