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New Office Fitness

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Paul Matthews

on 9 September 2012

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Transcript of New Office Fitness

Sound Controls Genetics Poor diet Lack of exercise Smoking Play a big part in
the major causes of
death in this country Heart Disease
Cancer
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease
Stroke
Accidents
Alzeihmers Disease
Diabetes But did you know ...? That 4 of those 7 diseases Heart Disease Diabetes Stroke Cancer Are worsened by a less obvious enemy? You’re probably doing it right now Whilst watching TV later tonight! Got it yet? EXCESSIVE SITTING! Yes! A sedentary lifestyle plays a major factor in 4 of those top 7 killers. Global research claims we sit between 7 and 15 hours per day, on average. We sit
on the way to work ... At work ... In the evenings watching TV ... Does this sound familiar? In a 65 year lifespan you will have sat in front of the TV for over 9 years! With
massive
consequences “...our bodies are breaking down from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression, that come from what scientists have named sitting disease.” James A Levine, MD, PhD As little as 2 hours per day puts our metabolic system at risk by dropping good cholesterol, reducing blood flow and raising blood pressure. “For people who sit more of the day, their risk of heart attack is about the same as smoking." Martha Grogan MD
Cardiologist
Mayo Clinic “Too much sitting is not the same as too little exercise.” Marc Hamilton PhD
Microbiologist So even if you exercise By sitting too long But what if ... You could reduce your chances of getting heart disease, cancer or diabetes? And get started today! By Standing More.
It has many of the benefits of walking Just adding 1 hour of standing per day increases blood flow and metabolism ... Burns more calories ... And Improves productivity Sitting time adds up whether it's at or at home. in the car the desk, Even if you exercise, if you sit much of the day, you’re still at risk. X Interrupt sitting whenever you can The 8 hour sitting at work routine does not have to be inevitable. Mostly it’s a social covention.
Architects and designers have been standing for years to do intricate work. If we stand we burn nearly twice the calories If we walk or step we burn
3-5 times the calories. If you do sit, sit actively using a Pilates ball or a ball chair The human body is not designed for sitting for long periods. Join the uprising and avoid the modern day desk sentence.
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