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Canadians sit almost 10 hours each day (on average)

In recent years a variety of major international research has produced compelling evidence that sitting for more than 4 hours each day leads to:
  • Enzymes responsible for burning harmful blood fats shutting down
  • Reduced calorie burning (Metabolic rate)
  • Disrupted blood sugar levels
  • Increased insulin and blood pressure levels
  • Leg muscles switch off
Irrespective of your level of physical activity, the result leads to increased risks of:

1. Heart disease
2. Diabetes
3. Obesity
4. Cancer
5. Back ache
6. Dementia
7. Depression
8. Muscle degeneration
We recommend you calculate the hours you spend sitting on an average "working day".
Make sure you include your sitting time whilst at work, commuting and at home.

Check out the Top 10 health risks which grow for people who sit longer than 4 hours a day.

In January 2015 Public Health England and Active Working C.I.C jointly commissioned an Expert Statement on the status and impact of prolonged sitting in the office (Download).
Estimate the time you spend sitting daily
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