For the average American, a work day consists of sitting behind a desk for at least eight hours with minimal movement. Despite knowing how detrimental this is, the habit doesn't seem to be changing. One expert joined HuffPost Live to talk about how to increase movement and improve one's quality of life.
Dr. Donna Rockwell, a clinical psychologist and celebrity health expert, said the average American is sedentary 21 hours a day and only active for the three remaining hours. She said this behavior is detrimental beyond measure.
"We’re killing ourselves by doing this. We are animals like any animal in the forest, and we need to move," Rockwell told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani.
Rockwell listed a few easy steps that everyone should implement into their days at work. The first is to have small snacks throughout the day to prevent hunger-induced mood swings.
"The other thing is you have to move," Rockwell said. "If you get up from your chair and you do a few yoga stretches, no matter what it is, we’re moving the body, we’re oxygenating the body, and the most important thing is we need to be mindful."
Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation below: