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Barbara Burns blogs about eating right and a healthy lifestyle.
When It Comes To Work, Don’t Take It Sitting Down
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By Barbara Burns
Barbara Burns professes to be the “non-diet” dietitian, believing instead it is more important to promote and adapt a healthy lifestyle. For healthier living, she balances eating right, exercise and just the right kind of fun! Her personal and ...
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In Good Health
Barbara Burns professes to be the “non-diet” dietitian, believing instead it is more important to promote and adapt a healthy lifestyle. For healthier living, she balances eating right, exercise and just the right kind of fun! Her personal and professional focus has been to transform how we feed our kids and teens. As the Director of Child Nutrition Services at the Carrollton Exempted Village School District she now has the pleasure of doing this one school lunch at a time!
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For those of you without a desk job, here is the good news. You probably burn more calories just simply standing through the day than those of us who spend the work day at a desk. But, we don’t have to take it sitting down!



 

It is as simple as taking a “stand” while talking on the phone, doing a few equations or even just “thinking”. Over time, it all adds up to promote fitness and burn more calories. See for yourself. I found this really great calculator at JustStand.org. Check out the difference in the calories burned when comparing sitting vs standing. Just enter a few bits of basic data like your weight, hours worked and time.



 

Looking for ways to burn more even more calories at work? Try this Mayo Clinic site for a few ideas ranging from common to innovative. I have yet to request a standing desk or a fitness ball chair from my boss but I do have impromptu standing meetings with my staff out of necessity. If you want to learn more, follow these links for some ideas on standing stretches and seated stretches for the work place. Do your best to stand-up for the “health” of it!



                                                                                     In Good Health, Barbara Burns

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