Sitting at a desk all day isn’t healthy. Countless studies show prolonged sitting raises the risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer and myriad other ailments. Even for people who exercise daily, the negative effects of a sedentary rest-of-the-day can trump the benefits of a workout.
In the IT world, how can people break the sitting habit? We reached out to tech pros who’ve found ways to be active during the workday. Here are some tactics that work for them.
Take a walk
“I take a 15 to 20 minute walk a few times a week, more when I can. I take a couple of technicians with me when they are available, and we chat about miscellaneous things,” says Jeremy Gibeault, senior manager of information systems at restaurant chain Firehouse Subs. “I find that when we are away from our desks, ideas flow more freely and I get to know them on a more personal level.”
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