Posted: January 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm
“It appears that what is critical and even more important than going to the gym is breaking up that sitting time,” counsels Mayo Clinic’s Dr. James Levine.
Last night Brian Williams ran a feature story on sitting disease on his show Rock Center. His guest was Dr. James Levine, the man behind the term “sitting disease” and credited with the creation of the treadmill desk. To demonstrate the impact of prolonged sitting, Levine conducted a sitting experiment with three of Williams’ staffers and discussed how we can up the routine movement in our day.
While evidence suggests 1- or 2-minute breaks do the trick, Levine’s advice: Get up 10 minutes every hour.
Watch the segment: