TAKING A STAND IN THIS “TAKE A SEAT” CULTURE

It’s no secret that sitting for long periods of time is super awful for our hip flexors and overall health.

So let’s get on up — c’mon up, up, up — to read this nugget of news from the British Journal of Sports Medicine, who in a recent study reported by The Washington Post, backed up what we already knew with quantifiable numbers.

They now say you should start standing up at work for at least two hours day and work your way toward four. I think my feet hurt already.

I knew my cubicle-mate was on to something when he traded his desk for a stand-up table in the back rec room. Now, if only we could convince our CEO to opt for the motorized sit/stand desks that power up and down. In the name of health, right?

Today the average office worker sits 10 hours a day, which is not surprising in the world full of endless emails, meetings, phone calls. And even our spare time is spent sitting in front of the TV or aimlessly scrolling through our news feeds.

The benefits of getting off your rump during the day could alleviate the dangerous risks like heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer and depression in addition to muscle and joint problems. Dr. James Levine, a professor of medicine at the U.S.-based Mayo Clinic even says, “Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting.” EEK!

Looking for more ways to get up off your bum during the day check out On The Pulse video for tips!