Home > Fitness > Exercise Updated 13 May 2013 Workaholic workout The more you sit at your desk, the more likely you are to be overweight. But a little bit of exercise during the working day can go a long way towards rectifying the problem. 0 iStock take a Flexibility test » Receive Health tips » Ask Fitness Expert » Join Health24 on Facebook » 10 minute bikini-ready workout Why you need strength to run The more you sit at your desk, the more likely you are to be overweight – there's research to prove it. But a little bit of exercise during the working day can go a long way towards rectifying the problem.Take action:Brainstorm project ideas with a co-worker while taking a walk; stand while talking on the telephone; walk down the hall to speak to someone, rather than using the telephone or sending an e-mail; take the stairs instead of the elevator; schedule exercise time on your business calendar and treat it as you would any other important appointment; get off the bus/train a few blocks early and walk the rest of the way to work or home; and walk around your building during a workday break or lunch.Work-related questions? Post your queries to our Workplace Health Expert. NEXT ON HEALTH24X Pumping iron? Try longer breaks between sets for maximum muscle growth 2016-05-11 14:06 More: FitnessExercise advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.