Most of us have desk jobs that involve sitting down for at least six hours of the day, and it isn’t news that sitting down for that long is bad for you, even if you exercise. Standing desks are a great option for some, but aren’t necessarily an option for everyone. What else can you do to regularly get off your butt during the day?
Back when I shared a cubicle and had few options, I used to use a small cup to get me out of my desk regularly. I’d fill the cup with water in the morning and as soon as I’d finish it I’d immediately have to get up, walk around the entire office, and fill up the cup again. I didn’t do this for the sake of walking, but more to keep me awake since I often worked ridiculous hours. Nonetheless, it got me up frequently during the day and I’d also remember to drink enough water.
How about you? What do you do to avoid sitting six or more hours per day? Share your methods in the comments.
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