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It's not a joke, you need to move!

Ahmed from The Flexible Schedule
Ahmed from The Flexible Schedule
Sitting is the new smoking. That’s how world health organizations are ringing the alarm.

If you are a knowledge worker, chances are you are spending too much time in front of your computer. That keeps things moving quickly for sure, but there is a catch!
Sitting for prolonged times is bad for your health.
Health organizations around the world labeled sitting as the new smoking. The Australian health organization, the Heart foundation, and the CDC labeled prolonged sitting as a health risk.
Actually, our metabolism slows down 90 percent after 30 minutes of sitting. The system that burns fat also slows down. And after two hours, good cholesterol drops 20 percent.
You know what’s even crazier? Getting up for five minutes is going to get things to their normal state. It’s so simple it may sound stupid, but it’s true.
So, one thing to keep in mind: sitting for extended periods of time is bad for you. Here’s how you can help yourself:
  • Set a timer/reminder to take a small walk when working
  • Get into the habit of doing errands by walking. Getting groceries, going out for a coffee, visiting a co-working space…
  • Stand on public transportation, or get off one stop early and walk to your destination
  • Or, take a walk with some music in the background
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Ahmed from The Flexible Schedule
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