The average person sits over nine hours a day and it’s wrecking their health. As soon as you sit down, the electrical activity in your muscles drop and your calorie burning rate plummets to about one per minute. It’s time to get up, stand up, and turn things around with these three methods.
1. If you have to sit, keep your feet flying with a PediGlide.
It’s a small, versatile, lightweight and portable exercise device. “The PediGlide keeps the circulation going and your muscles active. It does activate most of the muscles in your legs, which is considered the second heart,” says Dylan Munn, CEO of PediGlide. You can pre-order online for about $100.
2. Stand for at least 15 minutes each hour.
This will increase your energy and boost your metabolism as well as burn an extra 60 calories an hour. Start small…walk around when you’re on the phone or increase the frequency of dog walks, even if they’re shorter.
3. Recline in your chair.
Studies show that sitting at 135 degree angle puts less strain on your back than hunching forward or even sitting up straight.
Sitting is the new smoking, so we’re snuffing it out.