Sit back and relax
If you’re spending your day hopping from a car seat into an office chair and then onto the couch, your sedentary lifestyle could be killing you! Find out why and what you can do about it…
Have you ever thought about how much time you spend sitting? Most of us sit on the way to work, whether a commuter or passenger, and if you have an office job you’re bound to be seated for most of the day. The journey home is yet again, a seated one. And after a long day, many people enjoy kicking back to enjoy their favourite TV shows.
According to research this sedentary lifestyle could be slowly killing us! Studies have found that people who sit and watch TV for three hours or more a day are 64% more likely to die from heart disease. Studies have linked obesity and sitting finding that obese people sit an extra two and half hours per day than those who maintain a healthy body weight.
The good news is that we have the power to improve our lifestyles. Start by interrupting your sitting time with these three tips…
- Stand-up when talking on the phone at work and at home
- Get out the office for a short walk during lunch
- Follow WORKOUT WEDNESDAY on our Facebook page for weekly workout inspiration
- Go for a 30 minute walk or jog instead of turning on the television after work
And if you still think you can sit back and relax, read through this shocking infographic which collates numerous studies about the negative health impacts of a sedentary lifestyle…