If your job requires hours of sitting at a desk, take note: there is mounting evidence that links long periods of sitting with an increased risk of heart disease. The longer you sit, the greater your risk.
Fortunately, you can reduce that risk greatly by consciously standing and moving multiple times per day — ideally for at least a few minutes every hour. In a St. Louis University Medical Center press release, Occupational Therapist Julia Henderson-Kalb states that those few minutes of exercise will not only help your body, but it will also keep your mind and memory sharp, which can improve your productivity on the job.
To discover Henderson-Kalb’s eight tips for moving more at work, read this article from Everyday Health.