Working out after work may not be enough

man sittingDo you spend the majority of your day sitting down? If so, you may be harming your health more than you think. Even if you exercise regularly, sitting for long periods can increase your chances of developing diabetes and heart disease, says a new study published in Diabetologia. The average adult spends between 50 to 70 percent of their time sitting, say researchers. Moderate to vigorous exercise levels didn’t affect the risks of diabetes and heart disease associated with this sedentary lifestyle. Based on the high percentage of adults who sit daily, scientists say that making an effort to stand and move around throughout the day is imperative.

How can you work more activity into your day? Try taking a walk on your lunch break, having a standing meeting or moving your laptop computer onto a shelf or filing cabinet to do some work standing up.