You’ve probably heard by now that sitting too much is bad for your health, especially if you work a desk job. In a recent study, researchers found some startling results: Not only are people with sitting jobs 54% more likely to die of a heart attack, but your daily hour of gym time isn’t enough to compensate for the eight (er, more like 11) hours you spend at your desk.
The good news? While standing desks, walking meetings, and treadmill desks have popped up as common remedies to combat the sedentary office lifestyle, the real solution might be simpler than you think.
Watch the quick video below to learn a few small changes you can make—even if you’re chained to your desk all day—to improve your posture and (seriously) boost your health.
Before joining The Muse, Sarah worked in social business innovation for Virgin Unite in London, strategy and innovation at Market Gravity, sustainability research in the Dominican Republic, and business development for a NYC startup. Wrapping up her time at Columbia University, she’s headed to McKinsey & Company after graduation. Say hi on Twitter @sarahlichang.More from this Author