There is increasing evidence that sitting down too much can also be a health risk. Sitting for long periods is thought to slow the metabolism, which affects the body's ability to regulate blood sugar, blood pressure and break down body fat2.
Nearly a third of people spend more than 6 hours sitting every day. The Chief Medical Officers’ Guidelines recommend breaking up long periods of sitting time with at least light activity. This can include standing on the train or bus, taking the stairs, setting a reminder to get up every 30 minutes, walking around while on the phone or standing up and moving during TV advert breaks.
On this page you will find training, resources and signposting to help you encourage the adults you support to become more active.