Address the Epidemic of Prolonged Sitting; Realise the Game-Changing Benefits of Habitual Movement.

‘Sitting is the new smoking.’ Though this may be an exaggeration in some respects, it’s not in others. The dangers of prolonged sitting are numerous and very real.

Today, I talk about these dangers. I share research on the subject and I explain why it’s so bad for your body to sit for prolonged periods of time. I note that these dangers exist independently of how much you exercise, and I note the positive effects of movement on your mental and physical health, as well as your emotional wellbeing.

“There’s nothing wrong with sitting down. Just don’t sit down for too long.”

– Dr. Mark Rowe

This week on In the Doctor’s Chair

  • The dangers of prolonged sitting
  • The benefits of movement
  • The importance of regular stretching