Home / Our News / Reduced physical activity is one of the TOP FOUR leading causes of preventable deaths worldwide-worse than high cholesterol, alcohol and drug abuse

 

Our bodies are designed to stand and move for long periods of time. And we automatically shift our weight and move around while standing.  Standing prevents both the repetitive stress and muscle degeneration that is caused by sitting.

Top 10 risks that grow significantly for people who sit longer than 4 hours each day:

1. Cardiovascular/Heart Disease
2. Diabetes 
3. Cancer
4. Obesity
5. High blood pressure
6. Muscle degeneration
7. Back ache / Neck pain
8. Osteoporosis
9. Depression
10. Dementia

Dr Stuart Biddle, Professor of Physical Activity & Health at Loughborough University claims that

“Even if you exercise for at least 30 minutes most days, you are still storing up health problems from being sedentary too much. The message is clear – move more and sit less.”
 
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