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Wednesday, 27 January 2016 17:42

Undo the Negative Effects of Sitting with This Move from CircuitFIT

By now you’ve no doubt read an article or two about the negative effects of sitting. In addition to being a leading causative factor of low back pain, too much sitting has been linked to a range of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes and premature death. One study showed a 15% greater risk of dying within three years for those who sat more than eight hours a day when compared to those who sat for less than four hours a day.

Despite your already knowing this there’s a good chance that you’re sitting down as you read this article. Eschewing sitting completely is unfeasible for the vast majority of us but there is a move that is fantastic for quickly undoing some of the effects of sitting: Sit to Stand, AKA the Squat.

Here’s how to do it:

Sit to Stand

Stand up from your desk, and then sit down. Repeat 10-20 times. That’s it! It’s that simple. Set a recurring alarm on your phone (there are a multitude of apps to choose from) to go off every thirty minutes while you’re at your desk and do your squats every time it does.

To learn more about the dozens of other exercises to combat low back pain and sitting’s effects contact the expert trainers at CircuitFIT.

Mt Pleasant Rd, Suite 400
Toronto, ON M4S 2M7

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