Researchers have linked sitting to a whole slew of health concerns including Obesity, increased Blood Pressure, high Blood Sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels among other conditions. Unfortunately, spending a few hours a week at the gym doesn’t seem to significantly offset the risks. Moving more throughout the day does. So, get off that bum and deskercise!
Wall Push Ups:
Standing one to two feet from a sturdy wall (not a cubicle divider!), lean forward until palms are flush against the wall, with arms straight and parallel to the ground. Next, bend the elbows to bring the body towards the wall, hold for two seconds, then push back to the starting position. Complete 12-15 reps.
Wall sits are great for building strength and endurance. Standing with your back against the wall, bend the knees and slide your back down the wall until the thighs are parallel to the floor. Sit and hold for 30-60 seconds.
And of course take the stairs whenever possible. These are just a few ideas but there are MANY ways you can add movement throughout your day!