Fit while you sit: New devices & movement helps reduce danger of sit time

Fit while you sit: New devices & movement helps reduce danger of sit time (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - It's one of the most dangerous things you do each day and you probably don't even know it.

The average person spends eight to ten hours sitting. Several studies show that can up the odds of serious health problems. Wellness experts at Saint Elizabeth Healthcare have some great ideas for what to do without any special equipment to get fit while you sit. If sitting is the new smoking, Tina Legris said people need kick that habit. So she invested in a standing work station and a stationary bike that fits underneath it.

A few of her co-workers said they sit sometimes eight straight hours through their day. A habit so prevalent now researchers in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found people were dying from it. The good news was if people drop that sit time from 8 hours to three, life expectancy goes up.

That means aside from changing how people sit, Tina's team suggests people add movement to their meetings. Simple arm stretches and even hovering above the chair before a person plops down can at least keep some muscles moving.

One device, a Hovr, can help people get fit while they sit. It mimics the fidget factor; people who fidget or move do burn more calories than those who are always still.

The Hovrs range form $89 to $189. CLICK HERE to find out more.

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