Short on time? Work out at your desk

November 04, 2016

One of the best features of the Garmin Approach X40 activity tracker is that it's paying attention when you're not. It sends out a vibrating reminder when you've been still for too long. It literally tells you to "Move!" And you should. Desk jobs make stagnation a habit that's easy to form. And that's a real problem. Prolonged sitting has been linked to increased risks of multiple health problems, recent studies have concluded. Among the scariest are heart disease and type II diabetes. So what can you do if you're chained to a desk for eight hours or more each day? Short of running around your office every 15 minutes, there are several exercises you can do that not only help combat health issues linked to sitting, they also help your golf game.

Click on the video above to see me demonstrate four golf exercises you can do at your desk. And while you're at it, get up at least once an hour and walk. You burn 30 percent more calories standing than you do sitting.