What do all of those activities have in common (besides sounding a bit boring)? None of them involved standing up.
We have become a society of sitters. We sit while commuting, working, eating, and watching television. According to David Conroy at Penn State University, many of us spend eight of our waking hours with our butts in a chair.
The health risks of this kind of sedentary lifestyle—including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes—are well known.
Over at No Sweat, York I’ve listed four simple ways to sit less and stand more throughout the day. Check them out!
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