Mounting proof has proven that extended sitting is a large driver of continual illness danger. In a examine that included over 63,000 grownup males – those that sat for greater than 4 hours a day have been more likely to have diabetes, coronary heart illness, most cancers, or hypertension than those that sat lower than 4 hours a day. Investigators noticed a transparent “dose response relationship” between sitting and illness danger with these sitting greater than eight hours a day exhibiting the very best danger.
To provide you with correct perspective based mostly on the present proof, no matter your weight or well being standing, if you happen to sit for 7 or extra hours a day it will increase your danger of continual ailments on par with being a daily smoker or being overweight. Currently over 50% of our inhabitants sits greater than 7 hours a day!
Bottom line: To keep good well being you should have interaction in common bodily exercise (simply assume MOVEMENT) and keep away from extended sitting.
Ideas for incorporating motion into your day:
- Consider transitioning to a stand-up desk
- Take a brisk stroll round your workplace or constructing when doable
- Set a reminder in your telephone to arise each hour and stretch
- Take the steps every time accessible
- Make a dedication to MOVE with coworkers and associates. Mutual accountability will increase your chance of constructing it a actuality!
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(International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity on-line February 2013)