Healthy Abbotsford Blog

Sitting is Killing You

4hours

This information is from www.getbritanstanding.org. In recent years a variety of major international research has produced compelling evidence that sitting for more than 4 hours each day leads
to:

•Enzymes responsible for burning harmful blood fats shutting down
•Reduced calorie burning (Metabolic rate)
•Disrupted blood sugar levels
•Increased insulin and blood pressure levels
•Leg muscles switch off

We recommend you calculate the hours you spend sitting on an average “working day”. Make sure you include your sitting time when at work, commuting and at home.

Take frequent breaks from sitting. Stand while you are talking on the phone, have walking meetings, walk to a collegues desk instead of emailing, stand during meetings.

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