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20 million lazy Britons at risk of fatal heart disease according to new report

third of Britons are putting themselves at risk of an early grave because they do hardly any exercise, a new report reveals.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) today warns that swathes of the population are needlessly heightening their chances of developing potentially fatal cardiovascular diseases by as much as 35 per cent.

The research also finds that there is a significant risk of illness even among those who do exercise sufficiently, due to the length of time many of them spend sitting down at work.

The Government recommends that adults undertake at least 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity a week, such as cycling or fast walking, as well as exercises to strengthen the legs, torso and arms on at least two days a week.

But the BHF’s Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behavior Report 2017 finds that in some parts of the country nearly half of adults are not meeting the official guidelines.

Every day activity is key to human health. Less time in the chair is a must. Using a standing desk for some of your working day is one of the many options to move more.

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Standing desks at Club Workspace London

We want you to freeze! What’s your sitting position? We bet you anything you’re sitting hunched forward, your neck straining forward like an ostrich about to jump the gun. You might even be slumped resting your chin in your hand, the other idly scrolling the touchpad. Your wrists ache, your shoulder muscles feel sore and the lines where your stomach folds over are threatening to become etched in abs that aren’t as hard a stone. You’re not alone…far from it! Most of the UK is guilty of over-sitting. And it’s been a problem ever since people starting working at desks.

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Would You Like To Run The Equivalent of 10 Marathons A Year Just By Standing Up A Bit More?

The University of Chester in the UK has been researching the standing vs sitting facts.

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Nick White November 12, 2013 4 tags (show) Add a comment
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