You may have heard the recent buzz in the news regarding the negative impact that sitting has on the human body. Today, 80% of Americans are spending the majority of their days sitting at a desk. While this is a necessity for most careers, new statistics point to the increased health risks associated with remaining in a sedentary position for too long. Let’s take a closer look at the way sitting impacts our bodies and how we can curb the myriad of harmful side effects from conducting business as usual.
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If you’re like many Americans, you lead a fast paced lifestyle, driving around a caravan of kids to sports and dance practices after a full day at work. After cooking dinner and helping with a pile of homework, sometimes it’s enough just to hop into sweatpants and slide onto the sofa for an hour of downtime before we press the repeat button and do it all again. Keeping yourself healthy through exercise may just be a distant fantasy. And, for some, swinging through the drive-thru seems so much easier than breaking out the pots and pans. Sometimes, you feel like you’ve run a marathon or lived on a treadmill. The good news is you don’t have to spend hours sweating at the gym (although kudos if you can!) to reap benefits that will impact long-term health. Even if you’re busy, adding a few small changes to your daily routine, you can enhance your overall health, and also look and feel better.