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Every time you have an opportunity to do something physically exerting, do it. Health & Safety Executive recommends: short, frequent breaks are more satisfactory than occasional, longer breaks: e.g., a 5-10 minute break after 50-60 minutes continuous screen and/or keyboard work is likely to be better than a 15 minute break every 2 hours; ...


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You are correct, the human body wasn't made to sit down for long periods of time. It is very unnatural, but with the information age, it is basically inevitable. I work as a software developer and understand your pain. There are a few things you can do. You can get a stand up desk, so that you limit straining your lower back and engraving an unnatural ...


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No, carrying hand weights is not a bad idea. It is a good idea, despite the naysayers. I'm on day 651 of my running streak. (1 mile or more every day, no stopping, no breaks, no excuses, no exceptions. www.runeveryday.com I frequently run with two 15 pound dumbbells, sometimes with two 8 pound dumbbells. It's a lot. You might consider using less. ...


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Breathing in any irritant is bad for overall lung health. I suggest following @cbll 's information on identifying air pollution and guidelines for your given location. In terms of "...are treadmills sufficient?" Yes and no. Running on the ground is always harder than on a treadmill. Being able to run longer on a treadmill does equate to overall aerobic ...



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