How to avoid early death from sitting down all day
I’m growing increasingly nervous by the number of studies that show how sitting down all day poses health risks equivalent to smoking a pack a day. Just google sitting all day is the equivalent to smoking and you’ll find plenty of articles.
I decided to download Break Time from the App store.
So far it works pretty well. The timer cycles down every 20 minutes and dims your computer screen, prompting you to take a break. I then get up and stretch my legs and walk around a bit. It’s simple but effective.
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