Healthy Swellness: Take a stand for three hours

January 15, 2013 at 2:05 PM Leave a comment

Anthropologie magnetic timer

How’s this for a pretty simple way that could help you lose weight: stand for three hours a day at the office.

An exercise scientist in England calculated that if you make like Ernest Hemingway and stand while you work and do so for three hours of your work day, you burn an extra 144 calories per day. Doesn’t sound like much, but when you work five days a week, that totals more than 30,000 calories a year — which translates to losing more than eight pounds annually. And that’s without changing any other habits.

Now I just need to find myself a chic lectern-style desk…think West Elm makes one? :)

(Magnetic timer, Anthropologie)

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