I'm going to go out on a limb and say that there's a decent chance you're reading this while you're supposed to be working—caught you! What's more, if you are working, I bet you're sitting right now—just like you were an hour ago, and just like you will be for the next couple of hours until you pack your belongings for the day.
Even then, you will sit some more in your car to drive home in time to sit down for dinner. Then, you'll sit on your couch, floor, or deep in that favorite chair for the rest of the evening.
I hope there's been a link somewhere among the news stories and gifs circulating your office about the downside of spending so much time parked on your can. Sure, there are increased rates of obesity and its accompanying health markers, but other studies have scarily linked time spent sitting to mortality from all causes, regardless of subjects' physical activity in leisure time. The takeaway is that sitting around for hours and hours is simply bad for you, and you need to do whatever you can to mitigate its effects.
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Sohee Lee, NSCA-CSCS is a personal trainer, online coach and writer. After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in human biology from Stanford University, she interned at Cressey Performance before her current position at Peak Performance as a performance coach. She specializes in women’s fat loss and the fitness mindset.