But the reality is, sitting isn’t bad. It’s sitting for long periods of time without movement that’s the killer. In fact, staying in pretty much any position for too long isn’t healthy.
Sitting is not the new smoking, an inactive lifestyle is. My basic tenet is to walk everywhere if time, safety, and weather permit. This could mean anything from walking to work, taking the stairs to and from meetings, or just standing up for five to minutes after sitting down for an hour.
Like Mikael, I also have a tendency to focus better on my butt rather than my feet. Additionally, I’ve noticed that I zip through email much faster standing up, possibly because my brain thinks the body is in motion.
Note: As you can see here, I’m prepared to go back and forth on this sitting-walking issue.