Articles in several newspapers this week all have the same theme: Sitting is damaging to our health! The articles refer to recent studies published by the British medical journal “The Lancet” on the health consequences of physical inactivity. According to these studies, physical inactivity is responsible for as much as 10% of the “burden of disease” (years of life lost to mortality or disability) from illnesses as diverse as colon cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and coronary heart disease. All can be prevented or lessened if we got up and moved more.
The article by Andrew Coyne in the National Post points out that it isn’t just inactivity that is the problem but the specific activity of sitting – which is how most of us spend our day. Even if you exercise, it is of little consequence if you sit all day. Read more
Read about the high cost of inactivity in the Globe and Mail.
Get up and move – for your life! Read more