December 14th, 2017

Effects of sitting SACPA topic


By Lethbridge Herald on December 7, 2017.

Lethbridge Herald
Are you sitting down reading this?
Today’s SACPA topic, “Should We Sit Less and Stand More? Why Sitting is Not the New Smoking” by presenter Jennifer Copeland, will in part focus on healthy aging.
Copeland, an associate professor in the department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Lethbridge, has main research interests in the effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on health across the lifespan.
She will talk about her latest research into how sedentary time affects our overall health. She will also offer some creative suggestions on ways to sit less and move more every day.
There may be health risks associated with “too much sitting,” and this has given birth to the catch phrase, “sitting is the new smoking.”
The speaker will discuss how a large percentage of today’s jobs require people to work sitting in front of a computer and although increasing numbers now have the option to stand, there is little doubt that a sedentary lifestyle can affect your well-being, especially in your “golden” years.
SACPA runs today from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Country Kitchen Catering.

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