I'm starting an exercise regiment to help combat the negative effects of my lifestyle - specifically, hours upon hours of necessary sitting at a computer desk reading and typing away at text for hours on end.
No, I'm not a novelist. I'm a computer scientist.
For 8 hours of the day, I work at a computer, in a computer chair, with my back and hips bent in a classic "Tetris Z" shape, which I know for a fact isn't good for my spine. I can get a little walking around the office in during short breaks, but that will only do so much, and I am not interested in replacing my computer chair with a standing-chair or an exercise ball.
I'm starting an exercise regiment one way or another - I want to physically improve myself - and it would be nice to make my regiment fit my lifestyle, and help counteract the negative things I'm doing to my body.
What type of exercise regiment can help keep my back and hips strong, when I lead a life that, by necessity, has me sitting in a chair for hours on end?
Ideally, since I live in an apartment with little storage space, this regiment should be equipment-minimal. And because I live in an area that has a harsh winter, it should be mostly indoors so that I can continue it year-round.