Sitting is the new smoking

Screen shot 2013-06-05 at 5.49.34 PMAs evidence, doctors pointed out various studies, including the most recent in Australia,which found that every hour of (seated) TV watching we do cuts about 22 minutes from our life span. Contrasted which estimates that smokers shorten their lives by about 11 minutes per cigarette.

We spend as much as  80% of our working day sedentary and unsurprisingly a similar percentage of Australians experience back pain

Being sedentary is also putting the ‘sit’ in obesity, as our fat burning furnaces essentially switch off when we’re stationary for extended periods. Some research even suggests that it leads to the dreaded middle age spread by the mechanical pressure sitting puts on our fat cells.

Hopefully my clients don’t smoke at work?

 

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