Check out the benefits of walking 5 minutes each hour at work time

Reporting on a recent study in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity this New York Times Article discusses the benefits to breaking up the workdays with physical activity breaks.  Employees who participated in 5 minute walk breaks reported greater happiness and less fatigue throughout the day.

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People who sit for more than eight or nine hours daily, which for many of us describes a typical workday, also are at heightened risk for diabetes, depression and obesity compared with people who move more often.

The study, also found that frequent, brief walking breaks were more effective at improving well-being than a single, longer walk before work, could provide the basis for a simple, realistic New Year’s exercise resolution for those of us bound to our desks all day.