Ditch the medicine ball at your desk – you’re still sitting down. Obesity and metabolic syndrome are just two of the health concerns that have been directly linked to individuals sitting for long periods of time. Even if you have a desk job, it is suggested to get up and take a quick walk every so often. Some employers even allow a standing desk setup in which the employees are encouraged to use standing work stations instead of a desk and chair.
Too much sitting also seems to increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer. Dr. James A. Levine details all of the risks of sitting too much in this article.