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  • The Need for Change

    The FitYourSpace concept is based on years of research on the effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
    Here we’ve compiled the most compelling articles about improving health at the workplace.

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      “Being sedentary for nine hours a day at the office is bad for your health whether you go home and watch television afterward or hit the gym.”

      Is Sitting a Lethal Activity?
      – The NYTimes Magazine

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      “ ‘Sedentary behavior is something we need to take note of beyond telling people to get 30 minutes of activity a day,’ said Dr. Katzmarzyk, a lead researcher in the study. ‘Try to stand as much as you can.’ ”

      Sitting for More Than 3 Hours a Day Cuts Life Expectancy
      – The Wall Street Journal

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      “Companies that support workplace health have a greater percentage of employees at work every day.”

      Workplace Health Promotion
      – Center for Disease Control

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      “Mood and creativity were improved by physical exercise.”

      Exercise Enhances Creativity
      – National Institute of Health

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      “Sitting for more than three hours a day can cut two years off a person’s life expectancy.”

      Get Up! Sitting less can add years to your life
      – TIME Magazine

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      “Extended sitting slows the body’s metabolism of glucose and lowers the levels of good cholesterol in the blood. Those are risk factors toward developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.”

      Taking a Stand For Office Ergonomics
      – The New York Times