This post is a continuation of last week’s article on exercise. We started with why exercise is good, this week we talk about how to keep yourself moving during the day even if you have a desk job. As a matter of fact, especially if you have a desk job… In 2014, Dr James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and inventor of the treadmill desk coined the phrase: sitting is the new smoking. You may recall that this created quite a stir and although his statement could be viewed as somewhat self serving given his “invention” there is a LOT of research to back up his position. According to his research, even if you dutifully get out and get your 30 minutes of exercise every day, sitting around for hours on end (in front of your computer, driving to and from work, on the couch wiped out from your busy day) will undo all that sweat and set you up for a host of health issues. Whaaaaaat???? I can hear you screaming - but what about my job and did you not just say that all I had to do was work out a couple of times a week??? I know, it never ends but don’t worry this is the easy stuff…read on.
Increasingly, people are being asked to work longer hours and get more done in that time leaving them chained to their desks and feeling drained at the end of the day. You pound away at your computer, have meetings that last for hours, calls that chew up more hours…before you know it you’ve barely gotten out of your chair for the last 5 hours or more. This spells trouble with a capital T, research shows that this behaviour can leave you at higher risk for all the evils we know all too well from weight gain to hormone imbalance, increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease to name a few. Dr Levine’s research was so compelling that he wrote a book ( Get UP!) and created the standing desk (possibly not in that order) to start to remedy the situation. He wrote a book (which you may want to download an audio version of so that you can listen to it while you take your evening walk) plus there is an associated website: justand.org full of great info as well as a series of infographics that highlight the dangers of sitting for too long with ways to remedy the situation. Here’s a link to one of my favourites: http://bit.ly/1nxKDsV
For those of you who are in a rush to get moving here are 7 ways to build more standing time into your day
As you can see there are no end of ways to build more movement into your day - the idea is really just to minimize how many consecutive hours you stay seated - break it up with regular short breaks and everything will get better - your health, your focus and your productivity! Does this get you off the hook for exercise? No, not really, but it all adds up. So pick one thing and start implementing it today. Stick with it for a week, or two, or even three - whenever you’re ready add another, and another…..
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