Is Sitting the New Smoking?

healthy lifestyle Feb 23, 2018

“Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death.” Explains Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic, Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative.

After years of studying the adverse effects of our sedentary lifestyles for years, researchers have found that there’s an increased risk of developing types of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes if we continue to sit for prolonged periods of time.

The good news is that simply through exercise and good habits, we can reverse the risk and live a longer, healthier life.

Hundred Acre’s founder and director, Bridget Gilmour, has been out of the office recently and comments: “I can’t help but notice a lack of aches and pains since spending time away from my desk. Inspired by World Yoga Day yesterday (Thursday 22nd February) and RSI Day this coming Wednesday (28th February), I thought it might...

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