Example exercises that can keep you moving without leaving your living room
Sedentary behaviour accounts for on average five and a half hours per waking day in adults and is rising nationally. Hours spent sedentary increase by approximately half an hour every five years over the age of 65 (British Heart Foundation, 2015).
More than one burst of exercise per day (e.g. morning and afternoon) is more effective than a single long one.
An old adage (not fully supported by research) says "10 days of bed rest in hospital is the equivalent of 10 years of muscle ageing" - and there's not that much difference between an extreme couch potato and being bedridden. Some studies have shown that a total lack of activity results in a 10% reduction in muscle mass in a week. It's that quick - so keep moving!
Average daily steps taken in the UK is a mere 1,500 *source TBC
Study says you exert more energy when chewing hard to process foods like nuts
University of Manchester - 20-Aug-2022
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Excessive TV time linked to poor heart health irrespective of genetic risk
The Guardian - 24-May-2022
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New biological ageing clock based on movement data from a wearable device
Lifespan.io (LEAF) - 14-Sep-2021
Tracks biological age from physical activity without requiring a blood testRead more...
3 minutes of exercise every hour extends life by 30%
BBC - 19-May-2021
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Health benefits from light physical activity and moderate to vigorous activity
Science Daily - 19-May-2021
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