There are many ways to boost your energy during the workday. The easiest way is simple: 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 the workday? There are many ways to boost your energy during a workday - a quick nap, a healthy lunchbox and taking the stairs instead of the lift.
But are you familiar with the easiest way of them all - simply standing up more?
Research shows that breaking sedentary behaviour makes you more efficient, more productive and happier - and it is good for your health. Actually, there is now consistent evidence linking high levels of sedentary behaviour with 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.