Why Sitting is So Bad for You

Many people are now sitting more than 9 hours a day- eek…! Our bodies were crafted for us to be upright, All this sitting is highly dangerous.

According to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, sitting for long periods increases your risk of all-cause early death.

In fact, it has been shown to increase risk for heart disease, obesity, diabetes, dementia, and some cancers.

• Sitting 6+ hours a day makes you 40% likelier to die within 15 years

• Obese people sit more than 2.5 hours a day than non-on=bese,

• Sitting results in a  drop in insulin effectiveness.

• Being sedentary (sitting) for long periods of time without moving increases inflammation (a leading cause of disease.)

The solutions :

• get a standing desk or treadmill desk like the one shown above, available at Target®

* get up once an hour and walk for 5 minutes. Use this time to get water, chat with others, go outside or look outside in nature. stretch, move.

• make it a habit to walk while you are on the phone. Most phones are cordless anyway.

The most important thing is to get moving…often.

 

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