Be Well: Take A Stand. How to Counter the Health Effects of Prolonged Sitting.

MSP Mag | January 10, 2019

NWHSU offers tips on how to do the least harm when you’re tied to a desk all day in Minneapolis.St.Paul Magazine’s Be Well!

Your commute, desk job, and binge-watching weekends could be hurting your health, but there is something that can make a big difference—standing up.

The first move is easy. But it’s really the follow-through that will ward off the problems that result from the lack of daily physical activity now so common in American life.

The U.S. Department of Human Services reports that less than 5 percent of American adults participates in 30 minutes of physical activity each day; only one in three adults engages in the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity each week.

“Certainly, sitting has ill effects on our health—not only because of the jobs that we do and lifestyles that have caused us to become much more sedentary,” says Chad Henriksen, D.C., director of WorkSiteRight, a program at Northwestern Health Sciences University that helps companies set up onsite clinics and provide employee wellness education.

Read the full Be Well article from Minneapolis.St.Paul Magazine here.