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It is estimated that adults on average spend 50% to 60% of their day in sedentary behaviour, whether it’s at work, watching T.V. or sitting in a car. People who sit for prolonged periods may face a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses. Even adults who meet the physical activity guidelines risk compromising their health by sitting for prolonged periods.
If you’re like many Ottawa-tarians, you spend the majority of your day sitting at your desk without much other than lunch and a few coffee (decaffeinated I hope) breaks to keep your blood flowing to your lower limbs. Although many of us try to maintain an active lifestyle, 45 minutes at the gym can’t counteract 8 hours or more at your desk.