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Stand Up For 10 Minutes Out of Every Hour You Spend Seated To Fend Off Obesity, Disease

Move 10 Minutes Every Hour

A recent study found that even hitting the gym for 1 hour a day wasn’t enough to counteract the ill effects of all the sitting involved in an 8 hour workday, meaning even a regular exercise routine may not be enough to protect you from obesity, diabetes, or even heart disease if you are sedentary the rest of the day.

Spend 10 minutes out of every hour of your 10-hour day on your feet – stand, walk, dance, skip — whatever it takes to get yourself up and moving.

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  • Stephanie January 19, 2015, 8:06 am

    I am at a sedentary job eight hours a day, five days a week. The results have been less energy and back pain. After reading this, I’m going to invest in an adjustable desk so I can rotate standing and sitting. Hopefully, this will help.

  • Janessa Butterfield January 6, 2015, 2:13 pm

    Sitting at the office with NO appointments today. I needed to read this. Getting up and moving now!

  • Lisa Ricci January 5, 2015, 1:27 pm

    I think I am going to give this a shot I train from home on my butt all day, I am going to try this starting today!


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