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Get off your butt.   Are you’re reading this article while perched in a chair? And, if you are (like most bloggers & computer users), have you been there for a while?

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You might not want to take the following statistic sitting down: According to a poll of nearly 6,300 people by the Institute for Medicine and Public Health, it’s likely that you spend a stunning 8 hours a day (56 hours a week) planted like a geranium—staring at your computer screen, working the steering wheel, and collapsed in a heap in front of your high-def TV.  OMG

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If so, then you may have “sitting disease,” a catchy phrase for a sedentary lifestyle that might be putting your health at risk.

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Here are 6 exercises to combat too much sitting.  Get up every 30 minutes. Set a timer.  Pick an exercise, and do it.

1:  Do :  Chair squats 10-15

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2:  Do :  Kneeling bicep stretch 3

Kneeling Bicep Stretch

3:  Do :  Standing Leg Curl 8 each leg

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4:  Do :  Chair/Desk Tricep Dips 10-15

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5:  Do:  Chair plank (time yourself)

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6:  Do :  Chair Split Leg Squats 5 each leg

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Research shows that the longer you sit, the greater your waist circumference, and the higher your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.  Now get moving!

***Note:  Any of the above, if your chair is on wheels, be careful!

So there you have it.

How many hours you spend sitting?

How much time do you spend in front of a computer a day?

Autumn

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***Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor first before starting new fitness routines to ensure that they’re right for you.***All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

*References

Sources:

google.com

whyiexercise.com

greatist.com