When we sit, we accumulate calories and excess fat which can cause obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and death. The solution may be as simple as counting.
If you sit all day at work, then cancer, diabetes, heart disease and death are the likely outcomes. A cardiologist explains how the simple act of counting can reverse this evolutionary trend.
While office workers often worry they sit too long while on the job, research suggests standing at work increases the risk of heart disease.
Annoyed you don't have a sit-stand desk? Spare a thought for those workers who have to stand all day: Standing may double the risk of heart disease.
Sitting affects our glucose levels, which affects our brain.
The brain is a glucose-hungry organ. If this energy supply is disrupted, it can impair and even damage brain cells.
A physically active lesson in action in a Leicestershire primary school.
Why we need more physical activity in the classroom.
Sitting down at work all day may not be so bad for you after all. How did we get it so wrong?
New research shows not all sitting is bad for our health, so long as you're active at other times of the day.
Desk-based office workers should spend at least two hours of their working day standing or moving.
We've known for some time that too much sitting increases your risk of diabetes and heart disease. But until now it's been unclear how much standing during the work day may counter this risk.
Who needs a backside anyway?
As part of the advance publicity for the forthcoming Apple Watch, Apple chief executive Tim Cook has disclosed that it has a feature that prompts people to stand up every hour. “Sitting is the new cancer…
The link between furniture and contentment has far-reaching effects.
Kathrin & Stefan Marks
Since Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair of 1925 the formula for comfortable seating has been known: create a right-angle, open it up a tad, and tip it backward, so that the seat places the bottom lower than…
Chairs are a health hazard – that is according to Galen Cranz, U.C. Berkley Professor of Architecture and author of the book, The Chair: rethinking body, culture, and design. She states in a 1999 article…
If you’ve been sitting for an hour, you’ve been sitting for too long.
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Australians should aim for around 60 minutes of physical activity per day, double the previous recommendation, according…
Intervention programs that use various techniques to encourage office workers to sit less and move more are more effective…
Men who spend more than fours a day hours sitting down are more likely to experience chronic disease than their less sedentary…
Prolonged sitting activates an alarm and light to encourage the user to move around.
Gemma Ryde, University of Queensland.
Researchers have developed a new office chair “sitting pad” that sounds an alarm when its owner has been sitting too long…
Workers who sat for 11 hours or more a day were 40% more likely to die within three years compared with people who sat for…
Office workers should spend less time sitting and more time standing, experts say.
Adults who spend 11 or more hours a day sitting are at a 40% increased risk of dying in the next three years compared with…