Did you know that to maintain your bone density at its current level, you need to be supporting your own body weight for 4 hours a day?
Any less than this and your bones start to lose their strength, which ultimately can lead to painful fractures when we slip and trip.
Our lifestyles today tend to be pretty sedentary compared to even 20 years ago - just think how much time you spend sitting in the car/bus/train, on the sofa, in the office or at a computer. It soon adds up, doesn't it? Add in your 8 hours of horizontal "work" (i.e. sleeping!) and, well, it seems there's hardly time to stand up at all!
You might not want to go as far as the Japanese, who purportedly run stand-up business meetings to reduce time-wasting chit-chat and improve productivity by making people literally "think on their feet", but if you can adopt a general attitude of "if I can stand rather than sit, or walk rather than stand" you'll do a lot not only for your bones, but for your circulation too (always a bonus as its gets colder) and you'll be boosting your immune system by activating and strengthening your muscles. As an added bonus, you'll also be helping to keep yourself trim!
If you need a little motivation to become more active and would appreciate a few more useful pointers, do give me a call - and bring a little Zest into your life!