Move More: Sitting is Bad for Your Health

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Ge moving! Recent research suggests that sitting too much is detrimental to your overall health.
Air Date: 10/21/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Kim DeLaFuente
KimIn her current role, Kim DeLaFuente serves as the exercise content expert for the Healthier Communities Department at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has co-authored two childhood obesity prevention and intervention programs including nationally recognized Fit Kids 360.  She serves on the ACSMs Consumer Information Committee and is a certified Clinical Program Director.  Kim has worked in many roles during her career including cardiac rehabilitation, corporate wellness, teaching college level exercise science classes, and program development for community based programs. Kim’s professional interests include health coaching, exercise across the lifespan and disease prevention.
Move More: Sitting is Bad for Your Health
If you find yourself sitting a lot during the day, you might want to lend an ear to the latest research.

Current findings are revealing that too much sitting during the day is detrimental to a person’s health.

Due to technology’s sedentary seduction, people can now spend the majority of their waking days watching TV, working at a desk, playing video games, ordering take-out and delivery, reading, shopping, banking, eating a meal at a table, or navigating the stock market... all while sitting down.

Some examples of simple changes that can make a big difference:

   • Take a walk break every time you take a coffee break.

   • Walk to a co-worker's desk instead of emailing or calling.

   • When watching TV, stand up and move with every commercial break.

Listen in as Kim DeLaFuente explains the health advantages to sitting less and standing more.

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