5 easy ways to make your workday healthier

How to stay active and cut calories in the office. You may draw some odd looks, but your waistline will thank you.

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Chairs scare me.

PR Daily posted an infographic describing how sitting can slowly kill you by upping your chances of heart disease. Now, I eye my chair suspiciously. It’s no longer a cradle for my tush, but a harbinger of health complications, obesity, and death.

Perhaps I’m being a bit dramatic.

Still, I’ve been working on a few ways to make my workday healthier.

Stand up to heart disease. My co-worker and I created our own makeshift standing desks, and we stand for about four hours every day. We get a lot of odd looks. But it keeps us more alert, engages our core muscles, and burns 12 to 30 more calories per hour than sitting.

Work out, and then go out. Schedule workout dates right after work to relieve your workday tensions. Resist the urge to go straight to happy hour. Enjoy the bonus of extra energy after your workout—because lifting those pints is tough.

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