‘Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death.’
Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative.
According to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, which looked at more than 4 million individuals and 68,936 cancer cases, sitting for long periods of time increases your risk for colon, endometrial and, possibly, lung cancer. The study found that even in physically active individuals, sitting increased the risk, and the risk worsened with each two hour increase in sitting time.
One of my favourite habits is to wakeup drink water, then go for a walk. Hydrate the body than get the blood flowing – a great start to the day.