"The evidence is mounting to show that spending too much sitting at work, during your commute and for leisure increases your risk of diabetes, certain cancers, heart disease and early death."
Bethany Howard, PhD Candidate and Research Assistant, Physical Activity Laboratory at Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Australia writes about the relative health risks of sitting versus standing:
As the writer states in the comments section "The important caveat is that the health risks are from sedentary behaviour measured during waking hours."
Good advice that I need to take...
Photo: Fence post top on a recent rather cool (for Australia) morning. It's very tempting to stay in a warm room with a cosy wood fire crackling away in the slow combustion heater when there's a heavy frost awaiting you outside.