Okay, so here are the facts: Sitting for extended periods of time can result in up to a 20% drop in "good" cholesterol. Other problems? Well, they are a-plenty. Take a look*:
Many studies believe that there is a reduced chance of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, which can all be linked to sitting for long periods of time. So go ahead, get up, stand up... stand up for your life!
Experts agree that 10,000 steps a day promotes good health. Some ways to keep moving during the work day:
It's almost a no-brainer. When sitting and slumped in front of a computer all day, your ability and desire to interact with others is dramatically reduced, as is, some believe, your creativity. When opting for a standing solution throughout the day, you'll be moving around more and engaging more frequently.
One of my biggest money saving tips when it comes to food is to bring your own lunch to work. That $5 you’re spending on a sandwich equals $25 a week, and $1,300 per year. This may not seem like a big deal, but considering that a homemade lunch only costs $2-3, you could be spending half of what you currently are, saving yourself $650 a year on workday lunches alone.
Most people probably realize that brown bagging lunch is the cheapest option, but the hard part is actually creating the habit of packing it. Here are my best tips for getting yourself to bring lunch to work a reality.
Some of my favorite healthy and budget-friendly lunches include:
Not only does packing your lunches for work save you money, it typically means a healthier meal. Win-win!