Here is a great TED talk about how we are sitting ourselves into an early grave.
Americans are now sitting longer on average than they sleep! 9.5 hours vs 7.7!
Sitting too much, not just lack of exercise, is detrimental to cardiovascular health
“Dallas – July 7, 2014 – Cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center found that sedentary behaviors may lower cardiorespiratory fitness levels. New evidence suggests that two hours of sedentary behavior can be just as harmful as 20 minutes of exercise is beneficial.”
10 minutes of cardiovascular or strength training is necessary just to combat the effects of 60 minutes of sitting.
10 minutes per hour – just to “break even!
Get up and take a walk. NOW. Your body will thank you