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By Margaret Smith, UXL:

“A growing body of research suggests that the longer you keep your rear end in your chair and your eyes glued to your screen, the less productive you may be. Getting up from your desk and moving not only heightens your powers of concentration, it enhances your health.”

 Forbes Magazine

At work, it’s easy to get sucked into the seated, screen-staring position for hours on end. It may seem counterintuitive, but sticking it out all day at your chair can actually be a huge loss to your productivity and creativity—not to mention a threat to your health!

According to an article published in Inc Magazine, walking less can dramatically increases the amount of insulin circulating in your blood, as well as increase heart disease risk factors, including an increase in abdominal fat. Yikes!

How to Give your Chair a Some Time Off:

>  Walk or bike your errands or commute

>  Integrate a workout into your workday, such as before work, during your break, or after work

>  Add a walk to your lunch

>  Actually get up and stroll across the building to ask questions/discuss

>  Stand at your desk

>  Solve your problems during a workout—my positive vibes and ingenuity are boosted during my workout

>  Step outside for breaks or phone calls

Suggested Reading:

Eight Ways Goofing Off Can Make You More Productive” from Forbes Magazine
Sitting is Bad for You: What Can You Do about It at Work?” from Inc Magazine
Exercise at Work” by


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