Sitting Disease is Real
If you’re sitting all day at work, a new study advises to get up and move every 30 minutes this will help cut your risk of death. American scientists out of Columbia University say that adults who sit for one or two hours at a time without moving have a higher risk of early death than their peers who are sitting for just as long but are still getting up for even short bouts of movement.“What we found was that sitting time is linked to higher risk of death, higher risk of heart disease, higher risk of cancer, cancer-related deaths, heart disease-related deaths and diabetes,” the study’s lead author, Dr. David Alter, told Global News.Alter suggests that an average person spends more than half of his or her day being sedentary — we watch television, we work at a computer, we commute, and the list goes on. Dr. Alter shares that Individuals who don’t exercise at all have a more pronounced health risk than their counterparts who work out.
If you are enrolled in the News Corp Medical Plan you have free access to the Simple Therapy physical therapy tool. Simply log into SimpleTherapy today to lower your chance of sitting disease and increase your chances of living a healthier lifestyle
SimpleTherapy does not offer medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and is not a replacement for a physical therapist or doctor. Please consult with your physical therapist or doctor if you have any questions about incorporating the SimpleTherapy sessions into your wellness program. Program available to Aetna Associates and their spouse or dependents, age 18 and older, who are members of the Aetna medical plans. Your information is confidential. We won’t share it with your employer.