Research now shows that regular exercise may not be enough to offset the health risks associated with too much sitting, even though it is well known that a regular exercise routine improves your metabolism, reduces your risk of diabetes and certain cancers, helps you maintain a healthy weight and improves your cardiovascular health. Watch this video now to find out the simple changes you can make to counteract the effects of too much sitting.
Sit Less Now or Risk Not Walking Later
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A study encompassing 54 countries found that less time sitting increased life expectancy, with less than three hours of sitting daily being the optimal number to achieve.
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It is well known that a regular exercise routine improves your metabolism, reduces your risk of diabetes and certain cancers, helps you maintain a healthy weight and improves your cardiovascular health; however, research now shows that regular exercise may not be enough to offset the health risks associated with too much sitting.
Recent research found that sitting in front of the television for several hours, in combination with less than three hours of physical activity each week, not only accelerated harmful health risks, but also increased the likelihood of a walking disability.
Here are some simple strategies to get you moving more.
Set an alarm on your computer to get up and move every 15 minutes.
Stand while talking on the phone, eating lunch or watching TV.
Use a fitness tracker to count your steps with a goal of 10,000 daily steps.
Work with an accountability partner to share your challenges and successes.
It is never too late to add more movement into your daily routine!
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