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  • Sitting is the Smoking of Our Generation!

    Sitting is the Smoking of Our Generation!

    Find yourself inside too much? Sitting for long hours at work? During the weekend? Here is a interesting article into the challenges we all face trying to juggle our work lives and our exercise time without sacrificing either one. Sitting for prolonged periods without exercise can also lead to neck stiffness, sore and stiff backs, lack of energy and motivation and much more serious health concerns down the line.

    Did you know that:

    “As we work, we sit more than we do anything else. We’re averaging 9.3 hours a day, compared to 7.7 hours of sleeping. Sitting is so prevalent and so pervasive that we don’t even question how much we’re doing it. And, everyone else is doing it also, so it doesn’t even occur to us that it’s not okay. In that way, I’ve come to see that sitting is the smoking of our generation.”

    “Research shows that this lack of physical activity is directly tied to six percent of the impact for heart diseases, seven percent for type 2 diabetes, and 10 percent for breast cancer, or colon cancer.” 

    Our team here at Bodyworx Vitality of Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Chiropractors and Kinesiologists can help you! Feel free to give us a call or email us if you have any questions about how to to change your daily routine to include more exercise and increase your quality of life.

     

    From The Huffington Post:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nilofer-merchant/sitting-is-the-smoking-of-our-generation_b_2506748.html

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