Healthy Workplace O-Tip of the Week: Put a Stop to Sitting Disease

Our O-Tip of the week series we will be providing valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living. 

October is Occupational Therapy Month and Healthy Workplace Month!  In celebration, for the month of October, we will be providing you with OT-Approved tips for a healthier day at work.

There are many negative health effects of sitting for extended periods of time.  Studies show that in the long-term “sitting disease” can lead to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and a decreased lifespan.  A great way to beat sitting disease is to build movement into your day.  We recommend setting a reminder, once per hour, to get up and move.  Walk around the office, take the stairs to the lobby and back up, physically go and talk to a co-worker.  However you decide to move, using regular reminders will help!