Sitting is the new smoking.

Sitting is the new smoking.

sittingYou’ve likely heard of the potential health issues linked with sitting too much ~ it increases your risk for diabetes, is linked with cancer, raises your risk for a heart attack, as well as literally widening your posterior region.

New research, published in BMJ Open, indicates that sitting for less than three hours a day may actually add years to your life span.  However, we know that ditching the seated position completely is not always an option.  

There are standing desks, but standing all day can cause another set of issues.
The key is movement. 
How can you add movement to your work day?  One idea:  Walk and talk.  Take your phone calls on the move or schedule walking meetings.  Add small bits of movement to your every day.  This may add years to your life.   

What will you do?

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