We all know sitting too much isn’t good for us, but with modern office work it’s part of our lives. A survey of recent studies have shown that sitting for long periods of time is linked to several chronic illnesses. One of the best things you can do to protect your health against this risk is to get up and get moving.
What The Research Says About Sitting
A review of recent research in the Annals of Internal Medicine looked at the data from 47 different medical journal articles. All of the articles looked at the link between sitting for long periods and the incidence rates of chronic illness. All of the studies showed basically the same thing. Sitting for long periods of time is extremely hazardous to your health. Studies have found a casual relationship between sitting too long and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Researchers have also found that sitting too long can shorten your life.
How You Can Combat The Health Risks
The best thing you can do is to get active in your day to day life. At work make sure that you get up and stand at least once an hour. If you can use this quick break to stretch or take a quick walk around the office. At home, limit your sitting time and do activities that keep you on your feet. Try not to go home and just plop yourself in front of the television.
Get More Exercise!
Researchers also recommend getting at least a 30 minute workout in everyday to combat the effects of sitting. Personal training can be really effective. Our personal trainers will keep your sedentary job in mind when they design your fitness program.
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