Again, I’ve been sitting a lot lately. I know it’s more comfortable to sit while working but I guess, we have to move often whenever possible. According to studies, sitting for extended hours increases the risk of heart disease, makes people fat and wrecks the body. As a personal reminder, I’ve created an acronym for S.T.A.N.D.
S – Stand up whenever possible. They say our bodies were built for standing and we’re meant to perform physical activities. However, while we are sitting we should maintain the right posture.
T – Take time to walk. It’s good to keep the electrical activity of the leg muscles.
A – Allow blood circulation in the body. Stretching may help.
N – eNhance the eNzymes that help break down the body fat. Frequent movement is ideal.
D – Develop the right habit / posture… and now is the best time to begin.