Don’t just sit there when you can reap the physical and mental benefits of taking a break. Get up, stand up! Look, I know it’s not news that prolonged sitting isn’t good for us. However, I’ve heard some people liken it to the ‘new cigarettes.’ (In other words, people know it’s bad, but they do it anyway, somehow thinking that they won’t suffer the consequences). For this reason, I thought a refresher on sitting wouldn’t hurt! Especially this time of the year when we tend to be less active and bombarded with big holiday meals. You can prevent some of the physical and mental health issues that happen around this time simply by doing less sitting. Crazy, I know. Admittedly, today’s video is one of my dorkier ones, but I’ve got to make the topic of sitting entertaining for you somehow. 🙂 Don’t worry, it’s also got plenty of informative tips on how to reverse the negative impacts of prolonged sitting. Tips such as how often to move around, what kinds of activities are good to try, and of course the truth about proper seating posture. (Hint: we were a bit misinformed about this when told how to sit as children.) Check it out, and then try incorporating a few of the ideas into your daily routine. When I started to do so, not only did I experience less aches and pains, I also gained more energy and mental clarity. Not too shabby for simply being aware of my sitting habits! As you go through the holidays, try a little ring-around-the-rosie after your meals to keep things moving and grooving. Be sure to take time for being cozy on the couch too, though. That is one of my favorite things to do this time of the year!