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.