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Stand Up and Take a Walk. Sitting All Day Can be Bad for Your Health

June 17th, 2010


Sitting down causes your spine to shift from its natural S-shape to a C-shape that prevents weight from being distributed evenly throughout the body, placing extra stress on your spine and pelvis. This can have a big effect when you sit all day long. The good news? Standing instead of sitting activates molecules in your bloodstream that burn fat and turn bad cholesterol into good cholesterol. The bad news? Experts say that exercising alone does not fix the effects of sitting for long hours. Easy ways to stand more at work are taking a 2-5 minute standing break every 30 minutes and standing while on the phone. Click here to read more about the effects of sitting all day. Click here for more tips about how to stand more at work.

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