SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR Part 2

SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR Part 2

Sedentary behaviour and cardiovascular disease The more you sit about the higher the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes – independently of the amount of exercise you take when not sitting about. The extent of the damage from sedentary behaviour has...
SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR Part 1

SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR Part 1

What’s that? Sedentary behaviour is any time spent primarily sitting or lying down and which involves expenditure of 1.5 metabolic equivalents (METs) or less. Examples are sitting, watching television, playing video games, and using a computer.  Too much sitting...
ENCOURAGING EXERCISE part 5

ENCOURAGING EXERCISE part 5

Some more approaches to promoting exercise Applying the concept of biological age Our chronological age is a measure of how long we have been on this earth. Our biological age is the age at which our current physical performance is the average. This is largely our...
ENCOURAGING EXERCISE Part 4 – at work

ENCOURAGING EXERCISE Part 4 – at work

Guest Blog – thanks to Becca Clayton of Tonic Wellbeing. This continues our current theme of encouraging physical activity – in this case at work. Many of us spend a considerable percentage of our waking hours at our workplace so it provides an ideal venue...