It can be so easy to get stuck on your butt ~ in front of the computer, on the couch, in the car, on a plane… We often spend several hours a day just sitting!
Recent research has shown that the more time you spend sitting, the more likely your health will suffer as a result.
Heath issues related to too much sitting include:
- Greater risk of heart disease
- Slower metabolism, even for those who exercise regularly
- Greater risk of diabetes
- Higher chance of elevated cholesterol
- Higher chance of obesity
- Even a greater risk of certain cancers
You don’t have to roll out a yoga mat and do anything crazy. Just stand up and stretch. Some benefits of stretching include:
- A clearer mind and refreshed outlook, preparing you for whatever work or concentration you’ll require in the next hour.
- Reduced risk of injury when you do move or exercise.
- Increased flexibility.
- Increased blood flow.
- Reduced inflammation.
- Reduced muscle tension.
- Increased energy levels.
- Relaxation and stress relief.
- Improved balance.
- Improved posture.
- Improved mood.
Easy Ways to Stretch with our machines is our Super Stretch
A simple way to combat office-isation is to do our Super Stretch program which takes just 10 min and gives the benefits of much more time spend doing other forms of stretch.