It’s time to just get up and move!
Sitting for long periods of time has been linked to obesity, higher fasting blood glucose levels and premature mortality by the CDC. And this is particularly true for men. In fact, the Mayo Clinic suggests that sitting could be the “new smoking.”
The simple act of reducing sitting time can have a positive effect on your health.
Here are a few ideas to incorporate more movement into your day.
- Every half hour, get up and move around. Go for a drink of water. Doesn’t have to be a lot of movement. Even the act of just getting up can be healthy. And the water will keep you hydrated.
- Take your phone calls standing up – or try working at a standing desk or a counter.
- Have “walking meetings” with your colleagues, rather than sitting in a conference room.
Sandi Gallo is the Bariatric Coordinator at White Plains Hospital.