NEWS: Have A Desk Job? Even If You Exercise, Read This

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And now, the most frustrating news you'll hear all day!

You might want to stand up for this. All that exercise you squeeze into your schedule? It's not doing you much good if you have a sedentary day job.


Apparently it doesn't matter how much you're exercising; if you sit throughout most of the day, even if you're active during other parts of the day, you're still not as healthy as physically active people who don't sit throughout the day.

“Regardless of how much physical activity someone gets, prolonged sedentary time could negatively impact the health of your heart and blood vessels,” said Dr. Deborah Rohm Young in the statement published in the journal Circulation.

“The best advice at this time is to ‘sit less and move more,’” Dr. Young told the New York Daily News.

While that's not exactly a prescribed method of treatment, it could still be helpful. For example, set an alarm on your phone or watch to remind you to get up and walk around. Park far away from the office. If you're not already a phone call pacer, stand up when you take calls. Simple leisurely walks could make a difference in your all-around health.

And it's still important to exercise! The Department of Health and Heart Services recommends 150 minutes of moderate (or 75 of vigorous) aerobic activity every week. That's just over 20 minutes a day, so when you think about it, it's pretty achievable.

Try the 20-minute workout video below when you get home from work tonight, and click here to check out a desk exercise you can do during the work day.

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