You all know that I’m a big proponent of walking (glorious glorious walking!), but I’m also a big advocate of standing. There are so many reasons why we should stand more often in the day than sit! I recently received an email promoting the graphic below and was asked to share it with my readers. Normally I don’t talk about the media pitches that I get just because there are too many of them to keep track of (and many of them aren’t things that I would talk about here on the blog anyways), but this is one which I believe very strongly in and was delighted to be contacted about!
When I work at home, I stand in front of my computer. At my receptionist job, I also stand in front of the computer. I sit down in the evenings and I sit at one of my communications jobs, but I’m only at that particular job for eight hours each week (four hours in the morning each on Mondays and Tuesdays). At that job, I make a point of getting up a few times during my work hours to get more hot water for my tea from the cafeteria down the hall and to use the restroom. Even stretching your legs just a little bit about once each hour will greatly benefit you.
Here is the truth about sitting:
What about you? Do you sit or stand during the day? How do you deal with a desk job? Were you aware of the dangers of sitting? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!