Monday, March 31, 2014

Move, and move often!

“Data from activity monitors that reveal patterns in when someone is moving around versus when they’re motionless. And what’s interesting about this comparison is that the two individuals shown have the same total amount of sedentary time. The differences is that the person on the left has long blocks of unbroken sedentary time and long blocks of active time; the person on the right alternates much more frequently between rest and motion.

It’s not that you have to leap up and do 50 push-ups every hour — you just need to avoid going into hibernation for an entire morning or entire day. Get up, walk around the office, get a drink, whatever, then resume what you were doing. Behavior change takes time, but this isn’t a particularly tough one.”

The Importance of Breaks in Sedentary Time

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