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Are You Moving Less Than You Should Be?

We all know that we should be doing as much as we can to move more throughout the day.  Unfortunately though, many of us aren’t moving enough and although moving or exercising for a 30 min block each day is beneficial, moving more frequently for smaller spurts throughout the day can be a better alternative for some. Especially if you work at a desk and sit for prolonged periods. So what can sitting around all day do to us?

  1. According to biological anthropologists, the fossil record suggests that when early man traded their nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyles for a more settled one, it resulted in a less dense bone structure.
  2. Prolonged sitting promotes dozens of chronic diseases, including being overweight and type 2 diabetes, even if you’re very fit.

At bare minimum, avoid sitting for more than 50 minutes out of every hour. Ideally, limit sitting as much as possible, and incorporate weight-bearing, gravity-driven exercises into your fitness routine For some simple and effective tools for change, The World Health Organisation (WHO) published a great infographic. It shows some easy ways to make great changes to your daily activities to increase the amount of exercise you get throughout the day. Check it out to start moving more throughout your day : ) WHO MOVE MORE

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