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The NHS now recognises that too much sitting is now considered as an independent risk factor for ill health.

 

Sitting for long periods increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and death, say researchers from Loughborough University and the University of Leicester. This is regardless of whether you are a regular exerciser.

 

Access my free e-booklet by signing up using the form on the right which shows you 5 simple home/office moves you can do in as little as 5 minutes to break up long periods of sitting.

 

The main findings of the study were that, compared to the shortest time spent sedentary, the longest time spent sedentary was associated with a:

  • 112% increase in risk of diabetes
  • 147% increase in cardiovascular events
  • 90% increase in death due to cardiovascular events
  • 49% increase in death due to any cause

Regardless of how much exercise you do, if you regularly sit for long periods of time, your health could be at risk.

 

My free e-booklet will give you practical ideas to counter this and you will also receive 5 simple home/office moves you can do in as little as 5 minutes to break up long periods of sitting. Access it now using the form on the right.

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