There’s been a lot of coverage lately about the dangers of sitting all day and some evidence that any exercise you do get won’t un-do the damage of sitting 8 hours a day.
I came across this article today by Gretchen Reynolds who advocates for standing 2 minutes for every 20 minutes you sit at your desk to combat physiological and metabolic changes in your body while you’re sendentary.
My officemate and I are testing this out.
I’ve been feeling out-of-it and sluggish for the last week or so. In addition to some extra recovery and improving my nutrition this week, I’m hoping this helps to keep my body working effectively.
Join along! Re-blog this or let me know if you give this a try.
Here’s some science and numbers behind this idea. Shows what happens to your glucose and insulin levels during prolonged sitting and compares it against moving every 20 minutes.