Last Week, Officing Today published an article, “Office of the Future Focuses on Improving Health,” and quoted HALO’s own Travis Saunders on the health risks of excessive sedentary behaviour.

From the article:

Indeed, Travis Saunders, a Ph.D. student and certified exercise physiologist at the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, told Runner’s World magazine that up until very recently, if you exercised for 60 minutes or more a day, you were considered physically active, case closed.

“Now a consistent body of emerging research suggests it is entirely possible to meet current physical activity guidelines while still being incredibly sedentary, and that sitting increases your risk of death and disease, even if you are getting plenty of physical activity,” he says. “It’s a bit like smoking. Smoking is bad for you even if you get lots of exercise. So is sitting too much.”

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