How to Get in Shape Over Your Lunch Break

Headlines about the dangers of soda used to run rampant in the press. These days, it seems public enemy number one is the all too unavoidable act of sitting. When you sit for long periods of time, your muscles adapt and start to work differently—and not in a good way. Being sedentary for many hours a day (as is required in most office jobs) has been linked to a number of long-term health problems, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. In the short-term, inactivity causes weight gain and loss of muscle tone. You may not have convinced your HR department to replace all the desks in your office with treadmill desks (yet), and you probably haven’t found a way to shave hours off of your workday (if you do, let us know), but you can get in shape over your lunch break.

Keep reading to find out how!