7 Ways to Make Your Desk Job Less Sedentary

by Byrdie

More than 86% of the American workforce has a sedentary job that entails sitting pretty much all day long—sometimes for upward of 10 hours at a time with very little intermittent movement. While our ancestors had to walk everywhere to do anything (uphill and downhill), we've become a nation of butts glued to chairs—and the resulting effect on our bodies hasn’t been pretty. The cumulative lack of physical activity throughout the workweek can quickly contribute to unwanted weight gain and changes in shape and endurance—like the inability to walk up a flight of stairs without feeling winded (not to mention health complications like increased risk of stroke and diabetes). But no matter how inherently sedentary your job is, there are ways to get more movement throughout your day.

Keep scrolling for simple and effective ways to combat the effects of a sedentary desk job! 

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