If all else fails, just stand up. Seriously, your couch isn’t doing you any favors. Some people say dog owners start looking like their dogs; I say there’s a direct correlation between how much time someone spends on the couch and how much she looks like it (i.e. big and a little fluffy).
Sedentary “activity,” is an independent risk factor for all-cause early mortality -- that is to say, DYING. As nice and comfy as your butt feels in that chair, it’s going to feel a lot less comfy lying in a coffin (or so I would assume).
Do yourself a favor and stand up. Often. Set an alarm to go off once an hour, and make a point to stop whatever you’re doing, stand up, and walk around. It doesn’t have to be for long -- even a couple minutes will help.
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Laura Williams is a certified exercise physiologist with a master's degree in exercise science. When she's not writing fitness content for Thrillist, About.com, SheKnows, and Girls Gone Sporty, she can be found hosting quick, live-streaming workouts on Periscope -- she'd love you to join her!