Is Sitting the New Smoking?

January 16th, 2017 | Posted in Fitness

I’m always telling my clients that sitting is one of the worse things you can do, we are not designed to sit. I’m fortunate that my work does not require me to sit down, but a lot of people sit at their desks all day then go home and sit on the sofa.

Physical inactivity can lead to heart disease, diabetes and a large number of cancers.

Gyms can be soulless places and not everyone has the desire to run a marathon but walking is accessible to most people.

There is now scientific evidence that just walking 30 minutes a day is enough to dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease, some cancers and dementia. We are lucky to have so much stunning country side to explore in Yorkshire and pretty local parks that are well maintained, but just getting out in your lunch break and walking round the block will help to reduce the risk of chronic illness and will also improve your mood.

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