Are you sitting down? Don’t! The health benefits of standing as compared to sitting while you work are enormous:
- Sitting less may help you live longer
- Standing may decrease risk of diabetes and cancer
- Standing strengthens your muscles more than sitting
- Small movements you make while standing burn extra calories
So stand up, flex your muscles, or take a walk to the water cooler once every hour. If you have to take a seat, sit with healthy posture to keep your back strong and pain-free.
Want more? Try a few simple yoga poses at your desk for stretching, strength, and relaxation.