When a client comes to me—whether it is for stress, depression or even pain management—I always emphasize the importance of physical activity. Staying physically active is key, right?

Well, it turns out that sitting for long periods of time is hazardous to your health. Even for people who exercise daily.This increases the risk for obesity, diabetes and cancer.

According to AARP Bulletin, Americans are now sitting more than they are sleeping. Even those who are diligent about staying active. We now spend an average of 10 hours a day sitting in a car, at work, or in front of a television. Nearly 75% of older Americans are sedentary and almost half get no leisure-time physical activity at all.

One solution: set your computer on a surface that allows you to stand up while you work. Gradually increase your standing time. Your body will thank you.