Is sitting really bad for you?

Is sitting really bad for you?

How does this sound... "For people who sit most of the day, their risk of heart attack is about the same as smoking" - Martha Grogan, Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic.


Research has shown time and time again that people who have a job that involves being on their feet for most of the day tend to live longer than those who don't - so why do we sit so much? 

“In an increasingly screen-filled world, we sometimes underestimate how much time we spend sitting down,” says Dr. Martha Grogan.

“Our recommendations have changed in this area in the last five to 10 years,” says Dr. Grogan. “Exercise is very important, but research has found that simply being physically active with your day-to-day activities can keep your heart healthy.”

This includes activities such as gardening, cleaning, taking the stairs, parking a little farther away from your destination and simple movements, like standing, walking, and stretching throughout a long workday.

Height adjustable desks are a great way to work to ensure that you give your bones, muscles and joints the treatment they deserve - What other things help?  We are always glad of ideas - enter them in the comments section below!

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