How to move more every day

Updated 2:47 PM ET, Wed December 9, 2015
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A growing amount of research suggests that just standing -- even if you don't walk around -- can have health benefits. To get the right balance, sit 20 minutes out of every half hour at work, standing for eight minutes and moving around for at least two minutes. Click through our gallery for more ways to incorporate movement into your day. Marka/UIG/GETTY
Standing desks are all the rage, and they are an easy way to squeeze more vertical time into your day. shutterstock
The advice to park a little farther away at work or the grocery store and walk is old but good. Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg/Getty Images
To make it easier to stay off the couch, some people have a treadmill, exercise bike or a stair stepper in front of the TV. Glenn Asakawa/The Denver Post/Getty
Another no-brainer is to take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator if you are only going up a couple of flights. RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post/Getty