How many hours/day do you sit? According to researchers, long periods of sitting can lead to obesity, high blood sugar, belly fat, increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

One article stated, “Researchers found that, with each 2-hour increase in people’s sitting time per day, their risk of colon cancer increased by 8 percent, and women’s risk of endometrial cancer increased by 10 percent.” (June 19, 2014 |By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe and LiveScience)

A daily workout is a great idea but this may not be as effective as frequent breaks from sitting. One suggestion is, the 20, 20, 20 rule.  This means that you would stand up every 20 minutes, for a minimum of 20 seconds and look at least 20 feet away.

What does your office do to reduce some of these risks

Here is a great video on this topic. 60 Minutes; Stand Up Australia