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How to avoid sitting too long?

17 April 2023 · 2 mins read

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It has been found that sitting for long periods of time daily is linked to several health concerns. Discover how to avoid sitting too long and increase your daily movement.

It has been found that sitting for long periods of time daily is linked to several health concerns, such as:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • High blood sugar
  • Unhealthy cholesterol levels
  • Excess body fat around the waist

Sitting too long has been found to slow metabolism, which affects the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar, blood pressure, and metabolise fat.

Evidence suggests that habitual inactivity raises the risks for the following health conditions:

  • Obesity
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Deep-vein thrombosis

Tips to avoid sitting too long

Here are 4 easy ways you can increase your daily movements:

  • Walk during calls and meetings
  • Set movement reminders
  • Walk to clear your mind
  • Avoid keeping snacks within reach

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