The silent killer

A sedentary lifestyle is described by the Department of Health as a "silent killer". Evidence is showing that sitting or lying down for long periods is bad for your health.

Sitting too much is believed to increase your risk of developing chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, as well as weight gain and obesity. And this is true even though you workout regularly. Sitting is called “the new smoking” - we know it’s bad for us but still do it too much.

So what to do then?

Sit or lie down less. Set a limit for tv watching and other sedentary activities and raise your activity levels. Go out and get active!

As always, feel free to be in touch with questions or suggestions.

Healthy regards,

Hannah

Online PT


3/8/18 source: NHS. More information at: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/exercise-health-benefits/

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