Researchers are trying to figure out if sitting and exercise ''are two different components driving health," LaCroix says. "I am not at all certain this is true, but we are trying to figure it out."
They termed this exercise “dynamic sitting exercise”, and it was shown to help maintain flexibility of the lower back during long periods of sitting. The authors indicate that frequent activation of the muscles to be a “key factor” to keep a healthy lower back.
If you're looking for something less energetic, these strength, balance, flexibility and sitting exercises are ideal if you want to improve your health, lift your mood and remain independent.
Don’t forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Keep a small bottle at hand and you are much more likely to remember that all-important tip. Plus, when the bottle is empty, you have an excuse to get up and walk to your water cooler/kitchen to refill it. Sitting down exercises are all well and good, but a little getting up and waking around is imperative for the overall health of your muscles and bones. So get up and stretch every half hour and, if you can manage it, take a quick walk around your office/workspace.