Sitting is the new smoking!
I know I am probably preaching to the converted as you are regular tennis players, but I thought you may be interested to read about the latest concerns for the ageing population.
As we get older, it is easier to sit for longer periods. However, increasing research into the negative affects of sitting is producing startling results.
It has been shown that fundamental changes in your human biology occur if you sit for too long.
Swedish scientists have discovered that the more you sit, the greater your risk of a heart attack. German studies revealed that excessive sitting softens the skeleton.
There is also a mass of research that provides a direct link to osteoporosis ( softening of the bones), cancer of the breast and prostate, depression, back pain, hypertension and obesity.
I have read a figure that states: for every hour that you remain rooted in your chair, you can expect to lose two hours of your life.
If you ever needed an excuse to go and play tennis or to exercise, I think that is it!
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