Infographic: Sedentary Lifestyle Stats and Info
Sit On These Stats!
- Higher body mass index
- Higher blood pressure
- Higher cholesterol levels
- Early signs of diabetes
- More than one third of US adults are obese.
- 1 hour sitting in the car commuting
- 8.8 hours sitting at the office
- 2 hours sitting for meals
- 5 hours sitting in front of the TV
- 24% higher risk of developing colon cancer
- 32% higher risk of developing endometrial cancer
- 21% higher risk of developing lung cancer
Stand Up For Yourself
- Control your weight
- Improve mental health
- Improve mobility, motor, control and balance
- Reduce Your Risk For:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Metabolic syndrome
- Cardiovascular disease
- Some cancers
- Walking reduces depressions symptoms.
- Walking 30 mins, 3 to 5 times a week for 12 weeks can reduce symptoms of depression by 47%.
- Women who walk briskly for 1 hour and 15 min to 2 and a half hours a week had an 18% reduced risk of breast cancer compared to inactive women.
- Walking 150 minutes per week of walking and potentially losing 12-15 pounds can reduce your risk of diabetes by 58%.
- For retired men, walking over 2 miles per day drops mortality rates in half.
- For women, walking 3 hours or more per week reduces the risk of a heart attack by 35%.
Put the “Work” In Workout
- 15 minutes a day or
- 38 minutes on Saturday and Sunday
- 30 minutes a day or
- 75 minutes on Saturday and Sunday
- Use a standing desk
- Take the stairs
- Leg lifts under the desk
- Engage in company-wide yoga
- Ride your bike to work
- Get up every hour and walk around the office
- If you use public transportation, stand up during the commute
- Park far away and walk briskly
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