by Joy Wang | January 25, 2017
Do you spend most of your day sitting? Either at a desk or in front of the TV or both? The average person sits for over 13 hours each day - and recent studies show that a sedentary lifestyle has greater health risks than smoking! Sitting for long periods of time can be dangerous to your health!
The good news is that there’s a simple technique to help you sit less, be more productive, and get healthier in 2017. It’s called the Pomodoro Technique!
Simply set an alert on your computer or phone (or both!) to go off every 50 minutes. When the alarm goes off, this is a sign for you to stand up and move around. Take at least 5 minutes to go for a quick walk, grab water, do some jumping jacks, stretch, or simply stand and move your body.
You’ll notice that doing this simple Pomodoro Technique will make you more productive and energized at work. It can be so easy to get wrapped up in whatever you’re working on or in your favorite TV series and before you know it, you’ve been sitting for hours without moving your body. By having an alarm go off every hour, it will remind you to get up and move.
Simple healthy habits like this, all add up to great health benefits when you do them consistently. So set that alarm, and stand up for your health and productivity every day in 2017!