Is Sitting the New Smoking?

We know people who are sitting all day now. They’re sitting at computers, in their cars, at sports events, on their couch at home, etc.  They’re sitting way too much. Here’s some important

information you really need to know about how that affects your health.

So, is sitting the new smoking?  Research is suggesting that it is.  Sitting for 6, 7, 8 hours a day is really causing an increased risk of diabetes, arthritis and heart disease.  The news actually gets a little bit worse

It’s said that only fifty percent of men and sixty percent of women get more than ten minutes of vigorous exercise per week. If that’s not bad enough that vigorous exercise doesn’t

negate the sitting.  So, what do we do to combat this?

 Well another study shows that working out or walking for five minutes every hour does negate the negative effects of sitting. So, what do we need to do? We need to get up and move more!

You need to move at least five minutes every hour. It’s important to get to walking within the hour rather than work six hours and get half an hour in later that day.  Getting up and moving a little every hour guarantees that you’re moving constantly throughout the day. That’s one of the only ways that we’re going to negate these heart, diabetes, arthritis and even depression risks.

The moral of the story is to keep moving and save your life!  

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Check out this post with some tips to alleviate discomfort while working on your laptop all day.