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 Cipla today announced the launch of its innovative inhaler called Synchrobreathe. Live healthier How loud is too loud? » Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance. Get back into your healthy habits » 7 beach sports to keep you active 7 reasons to start running Here's how to get yourself back into exercise after a break 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 With the festive season at an end, getting back into your fitness routine should be a breeze with these five steps.