The New York Times writer, Olivia Judson - who is also an evolutionary biologist - warns that "it doesn't matter if you go running every morning, or you're a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and an early death. In other words, irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you. That, at least, is the conclusion of several recent studies." Read the full article, "Stand Up While You Read This."
Most of us sit behind a computer for 8-hours a day Monday through Friday. And even if you go to the gym afterwards, it will benefit your health to get in a little exercise while sitting at your desk. Well, now there are apps that will help you do just that These desktop applications guide you through small scheduled exercise breaks - so by the end of the work day you can complete as much as 45-minutes of exercise.
Download any of the following apps and get up and moving every day! These exercises are not difficult, but be sure you are fit for exercise. If you have physical limitations, see a fitness professional for specific guidance.