The Quick Way to Tone Your Tush

Sitting is the new smoking, researchers say: We’re doing so much of it that it’s raising our risk of dying young. In her new book Le Personal Coach (Best You, $17.95), French fitness and nutrition coach Valérie Orsoni suggests ways to work in a workout, even if lots of your time is spent seated. “Each time you go to sit, stand back up before your butt hits the chair. The average office worker sits at least 50 times a day—that’s 50 squats. And each one takes only three seconds!”

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