Sitting is the New Smoking

Ever heard the phrase, “sitting is the new smoking”? Research is finding that being sedentary for long periods of time can be attributed to many chronic diseases. For example, those who spent at least 4 days of their day sitting and watching TV had an 80% increase risk in death from heart disease compared to those who only watched 2 hours of TV. Take every opportunity you can in order to be active. My suggestion? Just get up and moving! Join us on the walking club running every day at 12:30pm.

For some more evidence and facts about the risks associated with sitting for prolonged periods of time, read the rest of the article here:

http://news.discovery.com/human/is-sitting-the-new-smoking-120301.htm

 

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Posted on August 27, 2013, in Exercise and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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