Sitting can cause weight gain!

I read that sitting too much can cause weight gain and standing up often is just as important as exercise. I got a job where I sit in an office from 9-5. What can I do to prevent weight gain?


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Make sure you get up at least twice every hour. Don't eat at your cubicle, but make sure you take breaks for snacks and coffee etc.

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It's not only weight gain but many more, not less important, results: In "Brain Longevity" (D"r Drahama Singh): sitting too much is bad for the ogygen supply to the brain.  My best advise is: every 30 minutes, take a short walk, even if it is 100 meters, just around that cubic / corridor.  That's not much, and you are not exagerating.....
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