People who spend most of the day sitting down could undo some of the damage to their health by having a good fidget, say researchers.
The harmful effects of sitting down for too long are well established, with a series of studies now showing that spending hours in a chair each day can take years off a person’s life.
But a new study of more than 12,000 UK women suggests that those who claimed to fidget the most were apparently protected against the ravages of being seated. The women who sat still for hours on end were more likely to have died over the course of the study than those whose limbs tapped, wobbled and gently vibrated.
This is of particular interest to those of us who’ve had a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary Embolism (PE), etc… Someone suggested drinking a lot of water – you flush your system, and are forced to get up for a walk to the restroom. Me? I just go for a walk. It’s nice outside …for now. But I’m guilty of not taking breaks when I drive for more than an hour.