We all know that sitting down all day in an office is inevitably unhealthy. You barely move from your seat and elect to instant message your co-workers instead of walking over to their desk and talking to them like an actual person.
According to the New York Daily News, a recent study by the American Diabetes Association has discovered that “three minutes of walking or light exercise — like overhead arm stretches and squats — every 30 minutes lowered blood pressure and improved blood sugar for inactive, overweight/obese adults with type 2 diabetes.”
This might sound minimal, but at the end of the day this adds 48 minutes of exercise if you work an eight-hour day. Although this study is focused on diabetics, almost an hour of exercising while at the job compiled with any exercise done outside of the workplace is a great health benefit to everyone.
BY BRIAN RILEY