Amazing! We got “it”. Figured “it” out! “It” only takes 2 minutes. What is “it”? It is the effects of sitting all day and how we can reverse these effects.
My older daughter, Nicole, started working recently, and we were talking about how different it is from the campus life. No more long walks across campus. No more rushing from class to class. The real world rushes in with bills and taxes and many of us take a seat to meet these challenges. Interestingly, as they say, the only sure things in life are taxes and death and it has been proven that a sedentary lifestyle can lead to an increase in the risk of weight related issues. We can beat the numbers or tilt them in our favor.
How do we lower the risk? While at work, we get active for 2 minutes every hour. The following article suggests walking stairs or a brisk walk:
I really do not like stairs and I find my walk down the hall to the breakroom, bathroom, or to a meeting tends to be more of a slow pensive stroll than an energetic get-to-where-I-need-to-be walk. Sounds like I need to make some changes. I can walk the stairs twice a day even put some pep in my step walking the halls. It is worth the possible 200-1000 calorie burn per week. 15 lbs per year!