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We've known for some time that too much sitting increases your risk of diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and early death. But until now it's been unclear how much standing during the work day may counter this increased risk.
In a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, philosopher Franz Kafka lamented, "time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle manoeuvres." Modern workers may well empathise with Kafka's description of his workplace.
Sitting all day at your desk isn't good for you. If you can't get up a take a walk, this graphic from Desirable Body shows you 15 exercises you can do while at your desk.
Posture can affect a lot of things, including our confidence and how other people feel about us. Teach yourself good posture by practising these exercises from the Army Field Manual. Good posture is a habit that pays off over time.