My niece and I were at the desk working away the other day, me on web projects and her playing games on my tablet. By the time I noticed what time it was, I realized we had been seated for hours! So we got up and stretched, took about a 15 minute break, and then was back at it – for how long? You guessed it – hours again! *booties numb*
My strategy is [usually] to work 45-50 minutes at at time and then take a 15 minute break to get up from the desk but it doesn’t always work that way, especially when I’m into a task and working it hard – I don’t want to stop the momentum!
I remembered reading an article about working from a standing desk and of course the fitness tip of sitting on a balance/exercise ball to break away from constant chair sitting at a desk. So I started doing some research on standing desks and found this infographic which, although makes a lot of sense, still seems alarming. Wow!
This infographic describing how sitting is killing us, along with an article I found entitled Why and How I Switched to a Standing Desk, are tempting me to try the standing desk concept!
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Infographic Credit: Visual.ly
Over to you…
Are you seated most of the day? How often do you take breaks? Weigh in!