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Desk Workers Should Be Standing Up For Two Hours A Day, Journal Says

06/04/2015 01:57 EDT | Updated 06/04/2015 01:59 EDT

If you think standing up during your morning commute or work day is already difficult, experts now want you to stand up for at least two hours.

According to a recent guide from the British Journal of Sports Medicine, office workers should be standing up for at least two hours a day and working their way up to four.

"Even if you're meeting your physical activity guidelines, you cannot undo the risks of prolonged sitting," said Gavin Bradley, director of the campaign group Get Britain Standing and one of the authors to the Associated Press.

Previous studies have also found sitting all day can cause premature death and health problems like heart disease, diabetes and cancer — even if you're at the gym regularly.

But there are ways to avoid sitting all day without hurting your posture. Watch the video above to find out how.

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