Nilofer Merchant makes some excellent suggestions, to take the stand-up meeting that little bit further:

As we work, we sit more than we do anything else. We’re averaging 9.3 hours a day, compared to 7.7 hours of sleeping. Sitting is so prevalent and so pervasive that we don’t even question how much we’re doing it. And, everyone else is doing it also, so it doesn’t even occur to us that it’s not OK. In that way, I’ve come to see that sitting is the smoking of our generation.

After one hour of sitting, the production of enzymes that burn fat declines by as much as 90 per cent.

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