Running shoes perched on chairA wellness tip suggests ways to cut down on sedentary behaviours.

To be your healthiest, don’t sit still, advises kinesiology professor

Sitting may be an unavoidable part of life for most of us, but sedentary behaviour can increase your risk of developing chronic illnesses, says a message shared by the Department of Human Resources with UWindsor faculty and staff Monday.

Sarah Woodruff Atkinson, head of the kinesiology department, provided tips to get you moving:

  • Start off easy. Slowly introduce more active time into your day.
  • Limit screen time. Set limits on watching TV and browsing social media.
  • Ditch the desk. When possible, stand instead of sitting at your desk.
  • Set reminders. Set your smartphone or watch to remind you to take regular breaks from sitting.

Read the entire message.