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18 Sneaky Ways to Get Your Body Moving at Work

By Erin Whitehead |

If you’re reading this article while you’re taking a quick work break at the office, odds are that you’re doing it sitting down. Or maybe you’re doing a 5-minute internet browsing session before you even open that dreaded spreadsheet document, and this initial sit-down kicks off three hours straight of sitting at your desk. Unfortunately, there’s some bad news bears for you: Sitting is not a healthy thing to do, especially not for an 8-hour work day.

Study after study has shown that sitting has a negative impact on your health. Not only does sitting increase your risk for diabetes and obesity, but it also makes you more likely to die of a heart attack. On a more positive note, so you’re not crying in your coffee, walking can help reduce cancer risk, among a whole host of other benefits.

Experts say that not only is it important that you still get your workouts in, but you should also do your best to avoid sitting for long periods of time, which is no easy task when you have a desk job. So are you doomed to death or disease if you’re chained to a desk for your day job? Not so fast! There are numerous ways to fit more standing and walking into your day even if you have to sit to make a living. Yep, you really can bust out of that desk chair and get moving at work! Click on for 18 awesome ways to get active while you’re at the office.

18 Sneaky Ways to Get Your Body Moving at Work

Make Your Commute Work For You

It’s hard to exercise when you have to drive an hour in the car, but if you can bike to work, try to do it now and again. Take the bus or train when you can, and walk to the stops. Making your commute an active one starts your work day out on the right foot!

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Erin Whitehead is the co-founder of, and She writes about all things health, fitness and food. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, two kids, and a crazy pug. Read bio and latest posts → Read Erin's latest posts →

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