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Sitting Disease: How Sitting Too Long Can Affect Your Health

SITTING DISEASE: HOW SITTING TOO LONG CAN AFFECT YOUR HEALTH Is Sitting Down Getting You Down? 9.3 [2+ 2+ 1 in 2 Americans sits 6+ hours per day HOURS The amount an average person spends sitting each day 2 in 3 Americans watch 2+ hours of TV per day increase in sitting 8% 80% of jobs require no physical activity To Year 2000 From Year 1980 Stand Up to Health Concerns Common conditions associated with sitting too much Neck and back pain Heart disease Stroke Degenerative disc disease O Diabetes Hip pain O Cancer Muscle stiffness Poor balance and mobility 1 in 10 premature deaths worldwide is caused by lack of exercise That's as many deaths as smoking cigarettes causes! Fight Back on Your Feet Decrease daily sitting 54% Sitting under 3 hours per day increases lifespan by 2 years Sitting most of the day increases risk of dying from a heart attack by 54% Break up sedentary periods with walks Stand up every 15 minutes Walk 10 minutes for every hour of sitting Replace your office chair • Adjust desk to work while standing • Sit on an exercise ball You burn 10-60 calories more per hour of standing than sitting! - Forces good posture for back health. Promotes movement Turn off the TV Men who watch 3+ hours of TV per day have a 64% higher chance of dying from heart attack Risk increases 11% with each additional hour of TV INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY: http://www.julienvaismanmd.com/ nawellnesscenter Sources: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-07-19/sitting-disease-questions-answers/57016756/1 http://www.msabe.man.com/id/39523298/ns/health-mens health/t/why-your-desk-job-slowly-killing-you/#.UPZwY6Fdf-O http://www.pri.org/stories/health/the-health-hazards-of-sitting-9844.html http://neurosynthesisarchives.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/the-extreme-dangers-of-sitting/ http://www.kshb.com/dpp/news/health/statistics,-health-professionals-say-sitting-too-long-could-kill-you-may2011swp http://www.aarp.org/health/fitness/info-03-2011/sitting-too-much-health-hazard.2.html http://healthland.time.com/2012/oz/18/lack-of-exercise-as-deadly-as-smoking-study-finds/ SITTING DISEASE: HOW SITTING TOO LONG CAN AFFECT YOUR HEALTH Is Sitting Down Getting You Down? 9.3 [2+ 2+ 1 in 2 Americans sits 6+ hours per day HOURS The amount an average person spends sitting each day 2 in 3 Americans watch 2+ hours of TV per day increase in sitting 8% 80% of jobs require no physical activity To Year 2000 From Year 1980 Stand Up to Health Concerns Common conditions associated with sitting too much Neck and back pain Heart disease Stroke Degenerative disc disease O Diabetes Hip pain O Cancer Muscle stiffness Poor balance and mobility 1 in 10 premature deaths worldwide is caused by lack of exercise That's as many deaths as smoking cigarettes causes! Fight Back on Your Feet Decrease daily sitting 54% Sitting under 3 hours per day increases lifespan by 2 years Sitting most of the day increases risk of dying from a heart attack by 54% Break up sedentary periods with walks Stand up every 15 minutes Walk 10 minutes for every hour of sitting Replace your office chair • Adjust desk to work while standing • Sit on an exercise ball You burn 10-60 calories more per hour of standing than sitting! - Forces good posture for back health. Promotes movement Turn off the TV Men who watch 3+ hours of TV per day have a 64% higher chance of dying from heart attack Risk increases 11% with each additional hour of TV INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY: http://www.julienvaismanmd.com/ nawellnesscenter Sources: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-07-19/sitting-disease-questions-answers/57016756/1 http://www.msabe.man.com/id/39523298/ns/health-mens health/t/why-your-desk-job-slowly-killing-you/#.UPZwY6Fdf-O http://www.pri.org/stories/health/the-health-hazards-of-sitting-9844.html http://neurosynthesisarchives.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/the-extreme-dangers-of-sitting/ http://www.kshb.com/dpp/news/health/statistics,-health-professionals-say-sitting-too-long-could-kill-you-may2011swp http://www.aarp.org/health/fitness/info-03-2011/sitting-too-much-health-hazard.2.html http://healthland.time.com/2012/oz/18/lack-of-exercise-as-deadly-as-smoking-study-finds/

Sitting Disease: How Sitting Too Long Can Affect Your Health

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