- Research shows that prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly
- At work, stand for a few minutes every half-hour, perhaps during phone calls, coffee breaks or meetings
The following is adapted from "Fitter Faster: The Smart Way to Get in Shape in Just Minutes a Day" by Robert J. Davis with Brad Kolowich Jr.
(CNN)You've probably heard the trendy phrase that "sitting is the new smoking." Although it's an exaggeration to equate the two behaviors -- nothing comes close to smoking in its many ruinous and deadly effects on the body -- research does show that prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly.