freephone 0800 862 0373
Sign in to view your quotes
Email address:
Password or PIN:

Forgotten your password? Reset it here.

'Health bomb' warning over 14 hours a day spent sitting down

Published on 20/05/2010
A study has revealed that people spend an unhealthy amount of time sitting down.

The combination of commuting to work, a day at the office and an evening spent watching TV or on the computer means the average adult spends 14 hours and 39 minutes sitting down every day.

Zoe Hellman, dietician for Weight Watchers, which conducted the poll, said that such a sedentary lifestyle poses a serious health risk to the population.

"To spend over half our day sitting down is a health bomb waiting to happen," she said.

"We know that it can seem difficult to find the time to exercise, but there are ways to introduce it into even the busiest lifestyles."

Ms Hellman recommended walking up the stairs instead of taking the lift and parking further from the shops as easy ways to be more active.

At an average of four hours and 17 minutes a day, the longest period of time spent sitting is at work, the study found, followed by two hours and 27 minutes for watching TV.

The World Health Organisation estimates that around 60 per cent of the world's population does not undertake the daily recommended amount of physical activity.
© ActiveQuote Ltd. 2010


Categories:  Health
'Health bomb' warning over 14 hours a day spent sitting downA study has revealed that people spend an unhealthy amount of time sitting down.The combination of commuting to work, a day at the office an    tweet it on twittershare with your friends on Facebookshare with your friends on MySpaceBlog it on your LinkedIn profile
 

No.1 health insurance broker as rated by customers

Very helpful and polite and always try their best to obtain the best quotes. Have been using them for the last 3 years and will continue to use them in the future.

Review centre member

A great service from the initial call, to finalising the agreement. I would highly recommend to my family and friends.

Review centre member

Proactive, efficient, and offered me insurance I need. I would say half price I would end up paying if I did it by myself. Many thanks.

Review centre member

Excellent service. Explained everything in detail and really helped to find the right insurance best suited to my needs - which wasn't necessarily the most expensive. 

Review centre member

Good value and the advisor was very helpful and recommended the best policy for my grandson. I would definitely use this service again and recommend to others.

Review centre member

We were contacted in good time to make a knowledgable choice. We were given plenty of options with lots of information to enable us to make the right choice.

Review centre member

The service I received was excellent, the staff member was very efficient and knowledgable. She went out of her way to get the best policy for me.

Review centre member

Great service. I really appreciated the help provided by Active Quote to arrange health insurance. The agent was very informative and proactive. Many thanks!

Review centre member

I received excellent care and attention from the first phone call till the last. Friendly, efficient and patient.

Review centre member

Staff are very helpful, friendly and polite. They call back when they say they will and keep you up to date with progress. Pleasure to deal with.

Review centre member
 
This site is operated by Insurance Broker ActiveQuote Ltd registered in England & Wales company number 6765845.
Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Firm reference number 501109 as detailed on the Financial Services Register. Please read our Key Facts document.
For information about your rights as a consumer visit Citizens Advice.

Our insurance comparison service is free and easy for you to use, but you are responsible for making sure all your information is entered correctly, and for choosing your insurer.

This site uses cookies in order to work correctly - these are not harmful and do not contain personal information. By using this site you consent to this. I understand  Tell me more

please wait ...