USA Today released an article on a new report which links sitting too long to breast cancer and colon cancer. While this isn't news to many of our clients, the health risks of prolonged sitting are slowly creeping their way into the national conscious.
Alpa Patel of the American Cancer Society commented on the study:
In a study of 123,000 people, she found that the more time people spent sitting, the higher their risk of dying early. "Even among individuals who were regularly active, the risk of dying prematurely was higher among those who spent more time sitting," she says.
Even if you are doing half an hour of aerobic activity a day, you need to make sure you don't sit the rest of the day, Patel says. "You have to get up and take breaks from sitting."
While it's tough to step away from your desk during the day, making small adjustments to the way you work is more important than ever.