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Move 5 Minutes Out of Every Hour
This is easy to say and hard for some to do, but make it a goal—in fact, write it on a Post-it and stick it anywhere you get stuck (at your computer, say). After 55 minutes of work, get up and walk around, or climb a flight of stairs. Or if you have a private office, run through a couple of yoga poses or some old-school calisthenics (push-ups, jumping jacks)—anything that shakes you out of the "chair" shape your body's been holding. This break also gives your mind a restart, so this habit can be great for productivity.

The New Health Rules This except was taken from The New Health Rules by Frank Lipman, MD and Danielle Claro (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2014. Photographs by Gentl & Hyers.