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Get Active

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(BPT) We’re sitting too much and it’s dangerous. The average American spends more than seven hours sitting every day, and the more time you sit, the higher your risk of serious, potentially life- threatening health problems such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Park & Walk
Walking to the office from a remote lot can help you start the day energized and ready to conquer on the workday.

Desk exercise
When you need a break, do a few reps of chair sits, or alternate between chair exercises and pushups!

Take the stairs
Waiting for the elevator often takes just as long as walking up the stairs, so why not use this opportunity to get your heart rate up? Plus, you’ll get the chance to work your leg muscles.

Take lunch
Walk outside and enjoy the great weather during lunch. Fresh air and vitamin D are often all you need to
stay focused.

Stretch
If you don’t have time to walk around the office, stand up and stretch instead. Stretching is a great way to increase energy levels, reduce muscle tension and get moving.

Move often
When you’re nose-deep in work, it’s easy to lose track of time. Set up reminders on your phone every 90 minutes to get up and do a quick lap around the office.

Pace
Conference calls are the perfect time to be active. Put clients and coworkers on speaker, or use your mobile
phone during meetings to move around without any trouble.

Meet face-to-face
Rather than sending an email, go to your coworker’s office to discuss the issue face-to-face. This gives you a good excuse to get moving.

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