Prolonged periods of no movement are recognised as one of the main causes of preventable premature mortality
Yikes. But before we all start frantically doing jumping jacks at our desks, let’s focus on the word prolonged. We’re talking non-stop, never-get-your-booty moving sitting (for a long time, like years). But, it’s good to remember that long periods of sedentary behaviour can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and obesity. Who would’ve thought that something as engrained as grinding at your desk each day could have such an adverse impact on your health?