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Stealth Workout: Breaking the sedentary habit

It’s the new, true refrain about unhealthy living: Sitting is the new smoking. Unfortunately, if you have a desk job, sitting is a necessary evil – but that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to mitigate the sedentary damage.

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1. Make a commitment to get up at regular intervals and walk around, stretch or work standing. Don’t have access to a standing desk? Try using a filing cabinet as a DIY solution. 2. Get up and stretch regularly. Try the stand-and-reach: Simply reach your hands up toward the ceiling and look toward your hands. Hold for 10 seconds.

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