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Sitting is killing us! As we spend countless hours seated, this has led to increased health problems. Dr Bernice Liu, Senior Physiotherapist, Department of Physiotherapy, Sengkang General Hospital, shares tips on how we can move more.
“Sitting less and moving more are the only ways to minimise the risk of developing serious and chronic illnesses. After all, any activity is better than no activity”, says Dr Bernice Liu, Senior Physiotherapist, Department of Physiotherapy, Sengkang General Hospital (SKH), a member of the SingHealth group.
Remind yourself to move
Set alerts on mobile phones, smart watches or activity trackers to remind yourself to move every other hour.
Drink more to move more
Keeping hydrated and answering nature’s call can serve as a good minibreak away from work, not to mention the health benefits of water.
Park / alight a little farther
A short jaunt can go a long way to keep the heart pumping.
“However, doing these simple activities alone cannot erase the negative effects of prolonged sitting. You need to also include enough regular exercise in your life to get the most health benefits,” Dr Liu adds.
If you do not have an exercise routine, here’s a simple way to exercise daily!
* Do more or less, depending on your fitness and endurance.
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