Take Frequent Walking Breaks

You’ve probably been hearing in the news how bad sitting is for one’s health.  Recent studies are showing that even just a 5 minute walk every hour can reduce the negative affects of sitting.

While one long workout can’t ameliorate the negative affects of sitting for 6 hours straight, taking breaks to move around helps blood flow better in the lower extremities.

This month, focus on getting up and moving around for just 5 minutes every hour.  This will help your blood flow better and will also give your eyes a break from all that screen time too.  Get the whole office in on the action, or make it a game with your family to get up and move more.

For more information, check out this article about the benefits of hourly walking breaks.

If you have any questions or would like help creating an exercise routine, call L A R Physical Therapy at 410.381.1574 or email admin@larpt.comto schedule an appointment.

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