Modern Americans are the most sedentary people in the world—ever. Between our beds and our seats, we’re on our feet only a few hours each day. The bad news is that it’s killing us. Here are four stats that will motivate you to spend more time standing—starting today.
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In this episode, you’ll discover:
- Why our work environments are hazardous to our health.
- That most of us sit more hours each day than we sleep—and what that’s doing to our waistlines.
- How standing can reduce your chance of heart disease, boost your metabolism, and improve your cholesterol.
- The easiest way to make sure we stand more during our workday.
- Seven practical actions we can take to spend more time moving and less time sitting.
- How you can participate in a thirty day challenge that could change your life.
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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:
Question: How many hours do you spend each day on your feet? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
Explore Additional Resources
In this episode we mentioned the following resources:
- Infographic: “Why Sitting is Killing You.” Here’s the infographic Stu and I discussed in the podcast.
- Blog post: “4 Reasons You Should Buy a Standup Desk—Right Now.” This post not only goes into detail on the health benefits of a standup desk, it details four simple solutions, one so cost-effective you won’t believe it.
- Book: Take the Stairs by Rory Vaden
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If you want to listen to more episodes, you will find all thirteen audio episodes of Season 4 here. I release the video episodes weekly, as they are not yet available for batch listening. If you are looking for previous episodes, you can find Season 0 here, Season 1 here, Season 2 here, Season 3 here, and Season 4 here.
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