How To Stay Active At Home If The Gym Isn’t An Option

If You Can, Stand While Working

Standing up more during your workday could do wonders for your health. In the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, a study discovered that employees with standing desks burned more calories. If you don’t have a standing desk, getting up for five to ten minutes per hour may make a difference.

Customers work at standing desks in a coffee shop.
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“A little change like standing instead of sitting can go a long way,” says personal trainer Rich Gaspari. Because standing places strain on your legs, it burns 50% more calories than sitting, he explains. Time to stand up!