We all know by now that sitting has a substantial negative effect on our health, but many experts are still unclear on how to avoid and reverse those negative effects when so many people work in careers that seem to necessarily be tied to working at a desk.
A recent investigation at Health Psychology Review tested a variety of ways to get sedentary workers out of their chairs. Their findings largely found that the most effective ways to get sedentary employees moving was less about focusing on exercise and more about focusing on monitoring sitting time. Employees who were educated about the dangers of prolonged sitting were more likely to participate. Some of the more effective techniques to get employees out of their chairs included monitoring sitting time by setting an alarm for every half hour, setting goals for limiting sitting time, and incorporating sit/stand desks at work.
Less effective in combating low-movement working habits were programs that focused solely on exercise.
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