Stop Sitting is an app designed for office workers to help you lose weight and get out of your seat and moving throughout the day. The research surrounding extended periods of sitting is alarming. Since the advent of TV, computers and desk jobs, people sit for an average of 9.3 hours a day - and that’s way too much sitting! The impact sitting has on your body occurs almost instantly and gets worse the longer you sit.
* As soon as you sit:
- Electrical activity in your leg muscles shuts off
- Calorie burning drops to 1 calorie per minute
- Enzymes that break fat drop 90%
*2 hours after sitting:
- Good cholesterol drops 20%
So what’s with all the scary stats? Because, both diabetes and cancer have been linked to extended sedentary behaviors, even among daily exercisers.
That’s where the Stop Sitting app comes in. With reminders every 5, 25, 55, 90 or 120 minutes (you make the choice), the Stop Sitting app provides you with a variety of activities that can be completed in both the office or at home and eliminates the need for you to remember to get up and move. When you are done for the day simply click "rest" and the activities will conclude until you activate Stop Sitting again.
Are you ready to get moving? Join us now!