If You Sit All Day AT Work, Better Get Walking and Walking…and Walking.
KIT newsman Lance Tormey is in pretty good shape. He skies hard most weekends and during the week he’s pretty consistent about getting his 10-thousand steps. Well played partner but apparently not played far enough…by half!
A new study says to do enough to have a real impact in fighting cardiovascular disease you'll need to walk 15,000 steps a day.
Researchers looked at more than 100 postal workers in various job positions and found those who walked 15,000 steps each day, or about seven miles, showed no increased risk of heart disease. Not coincidentally those who moved the most had normal waistlines and Body Mass Index’s.
However, for those stuck in the cubicle, the message was just as clear and not so good. After five hours of sitting a day, each additional hour in the chair boosted their chance of developing heart disease by 0.2 percent.
Tormey, back to the slopes and hills of Franklin Park! And you might want to join him.