Last week I had to sit for hours, in a car, in a classroom, and in a car again. It was more exhausting than the longest bike ride ever, with hills. The next day I was wiped out.
I am lucky in that I no longer have a sedentary job. I would not be able to stand it. In retrospect, even when I had one, I would find reasons to get up and move around—conferring with my coworkers, running work errands, standing to make copies.
We need to make sure we move. There are many articles out there on ways to do it at work, including standing desks, walking meetings, even hydrating so that bathroom breaks are necessary. Let’s figure out what we can do to keep out of our chairs as much as possible. We will feel better!