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 Can exercise offset damaging effects of alcohol? 2016-09-12 14:33 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 10 facts about diabetes and insulin you need to know How to care for your vaginal flora JHB - Free Caregiver Workshop with TENA experts - 15 February JHB - Free home visit and assessment with a TENA nurse advisor Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?