Sitting all day at your desk is brutal. It contributes to obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, some forms of cancer, and, you guessed it, death. So the next time you groan that your job is killing you, well, you’re right, it really is.
But before you get on your high horse about exercising enough to mitigate all of that, take a look at the research. According to a September 2016 study published in The Lancet, unless you’re logging at least 60 to 75 minutes a day of moderate-intensity exercise, you’re not offsetting your risk of early mortality one bit. Doubly true if you also happen to have a penchant for binge-watching Game of Thrones when you get home at night.
Don’t use these stats as an excuse to quit your job (or the gym), though. You just have to learn to stop sitting for 10 hours straight. Consider these seven easy solutions.