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 K Naomi takes a stand and shows women how to fight back 2017-04-18 13:48 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 K Naomi takes a stand and shows women how to fight back WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Are you sure? » Aid your digestion What are digestive disorders? Are you really constipated? Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc. True of False? » SEE: How anaphylactic shock affects your body Stop believing these 10 allergy myths Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.