Stop Sitting: 32% Pandemic Decrease in Physical Activity Linked to Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Loneliness…

Stop Sitting
  • Large leg and butt muscle weakening, can result in more falls and strains
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Weight gain and metabolic syndrome
  • Back and hip joint compression and degeneration
  • Varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis (clots)
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Cancer, e.g., lung, uterine, colon
  • Diabetes, 112% higher risk for sitters
  • Heart disease, 147% higher risk for sitters
  • Take a break from sitting every 30 minutes.
  • Stand while talking on the phone or watching television.
  • If you work at a desk, try a standing desk — or improvise with a high table or counter.
  • Walk with your colleagues for meetings rather than sitting in a conference room.
  • Position your work surface above a treadmill — with a computer screen and keyboard on a stand or a specialized treadmill-ready vertical desk — so that you can be in motion throughout the day.



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Madelaine Weiss

Madelaine Weiss

Licensed Psychotherapist, Board Certified Executive, Career, Life Coach. LICSW, MBA, BCC