Sitting or Standing, You’re At Risk [Infographic]

The new year is a great time to take charge of your health with small, practical behavior changes you can sustain all year long.

A good place to start is examining your workplace rituals: Are you sitting right now? How long has it been since you last left your desk? If you use a computer, it’s easy to spend more time sitting than you should. Conversely, those in the service industry, teaching and retail, as well as police officers and nurses, experience the opposite problem: being on their feet all day. Despite what your fitness tracker might tell you, this isn’t always a good thing.

How can you strike the perfect balance and reach your daily activity goal year-round? Use the infographic below to learn how much you should be exercising each day, what constitutes excessive sitting and standing, associated health risks of both, and how you can enjoy an ergonomically healthier lifestyle. Here’s to your health!

Please note that this graphic is for informational purposes only. Individuals should consult their health care professionals before following any of the information provided.

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Sitting or Standing infographic