Get up from Sitting Frequently

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    Doc

    25 Jun 2017 Administrator
    Edited last year by Doc

    This Innovation was submitted by someone who attended the second half of the June, 2017 seminar.

    Whenever I'm listening to the radio, to avoid sitting too much or for too long, I walk around the house during news breaks every hour. I try to walk around at least 4 to 6 times every day for 10 minutes.

  2. Doc

    25 Jun 2017 Administrator
    Edited last year by Doc

    Really important point! Sitting too long without breaks is not good for your health.

    For people who work on computers or spend lots of time on them at home, I recommend they download a free Timer from the Internet. These little timers can be set for as long or as short a time as you wish and will pop up or sound a notice when your selected time expires. Most often, the more strict recommendations are to get up from sitting every 15 to 20 minutes. That's too short for me so I set mine for 30 minutes then get up and do a minute or so of stretches or exercises or get a glass of water or just walk around. When I return to the computer, the first thing I do is reset my timer. This is the only way I can avoid spending multiple hours sitting without a break.

 

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