There are many ways to get more energy during a workday. The easiest way is simply to stand up every hour. Science shows it makes you more efficient, more productive, happier and healthier.
Are you a fairly healthy person, but still tired at the end of a workday? There are many ways to get more energy during a workday, e.g., a quick nap, a healthy lunch and walking up/down the stairs instead of taking the elevator.
But are you familiar with the easiest way of all - simply standing up more?
Research shows that breaking sedentary behavior makes you more efficient, more productive and happier - plus it is good for your health. Actually, there is now consistent evidence linking high levels of sedentary behavior with an elevated risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature mortality (early death), some cancers (particularly colon, lung and endometrial cancers) and depression.
However, these elevated risks can be reduced through several simple steps, and standing more is one of them.