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Why is sitting bad for your health

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Let’s face it, it’s time to rethink our relationship with our backsides. Luckily, if you work from home, own a business or freelance from various coffee shops, then you have a serious advantage over those who punch the office time clock. You probably have a lot more flexibility in how you structure your time as well as how you set up your work space than most workers do.

And that means that YOU have the ability to get off that chair and do something about your situation before “Sitting Disease” has a chance to set in!

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Why is sitting bad for your health

  1. 1. BAD for your Health? Why is Sitting LEARN how to avoid the Sitting Disease!
  2. 2. Sitting is the next smoking. Dr. James Levine Director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and author of the book Get Up!
  3. 3. Scientists have coined a phrase around the epidemic of sitting and its health consequences: Sitting Disease.
  4. 4. The Connection Between Inactivity and Ill Health The more you sit, day after day without moving, the more difficult it may be for your body to adjust to movement in the future, thus repeating a vicious cycle of ill health.
  5. 5. 4 Things You Can Do NOW to Avoid Sitting Disease 1 Get up every half hour Yes, I know this can be VERY hard to do, especially when a deadline looms. But remember that your “stretch break” doesn’t have to be extensive— and it may even give you a fresh perspective when you have writer’s block.
  6. 6. 2 Get in some focused exercise at least 3-4 times a week The formula is simple: Go “all out” for 30 seconds to a minute (running, fast walking, rebounding, swimming, dancing, whatever). Then rest for 2 to 3 minutes. Do that 10 times and you are done! 4 Things You Can Do NOW to Avoid Sitting Disease
  7. 7. 3 Trade in your Cheetos and chips for healthy work snacks Try these instead: celery sticks with almond butter, green apples, carrots, blueberries, flax seed crackers or kale chips. Have them handy inside the fridge or in your cupboard and make them your go-to snacks. 4 Things You Can Do NOW to Avoid Sitting Disease
  8. 8. 4 Use ergonomic chairs and standing desks Finally, try sitting on an ergonomic chair device or even standing for part of your workday. The internet is chock full of ideas and options for standing desks, ergonomic sit/stand “chairs” and even treadmill desks! 4 Things You Can Do NOW to Avoid Sitting Disease
  9. 9. Click here to learn more! Visit our blog Simply get up, stretch, move, breathe… and move on a regular basis. Then you will be on your way to vibrant and creative health! PUBLISHING.COM Curious to know more? Visit our site!
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