Do you think you are sedentary or active? Most people don’t think of themselves as sedentary, but we narrate/sit at a desk, sit for meals, drive or ride a bus, and plop on the sofa to watch TV. The effects of all this sitting has been shown to create detrimental health problems, such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and depression. Research shows that even going to the gym for an hour a day does not reverse the effects of sitting for long periods at a time. Take frequent breaks, walk, stand, squat, run in place, take the stairs, or try an unstable chair, such as a yoga ball, or stool.