Experts offer tips to help you stand up for your health

stersExcessive sitting has been tied to weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, spinal issues and muscle degeneration. Health care experts at tips to get on your feet:

  • «  Track your time.

    Figure out how long you sit each day and get up for a few minutes at least once an hour.

  • «  Stand and deliver.

  • Get a standing desk, or try standing while on the phone.

  • «  Stride smart.

  • Walk to a nearby park during lunch; take the stairs; walk to a water dispenser that’s farthest away from your desk.
  • «  Extend and elongate.

  • Reaching up and out, extending your legs or bending to lengthen your spine can help alleviate muscle tension.