If you exercise for 30 to 60 minutes most days of the week, you’re doing your body a big favor. But what are you doing during the rest of your waking hours? If the answer is “mostly sitting,” you are at risk for heart disease, back pain, obesity and vision problems.
If you sleep for eight hours, that leaves you with 16 hours of waking time. Even the most physically active among us, i.e., those who exercise one or even two hours a day, still have 14 hours to fill, which is a lot of time. Taking into consideration that most jobs involve sitting, it is difficult to avoid it completely. However, here is what orthopedic doctors in Palm Beach County advise doing to decrease the negative effects of sitting:
The key is to make these little activities your habits, like brushing your teeth. In the long run, they will definitely benefit your health.