Don’t just sit there – fidget!

The bad news is that just sitting around can knock years off your life, according to US researchers.

They say that 27% of deaths can be attributed to a sedentary lifestyle!

Bus drivers, call centre operators, receptionists – anyone tied to a chair basically. So if you fall into one of these categories, beware!

A Dr Williamson, writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, said “reducing sitting time makes us better at breaking sugars and fats down”.

So if you are a couch potato reduce your risk of heart disease or stroke by having a fidget break every 20 minutes or so. Walk round, wiggle your hips or rock on your heels. That’s what commercial breaks are for!

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