WHY DO I HAVE AN HOURLY ACTIVITY GOAL?

The headline and the following content is an excerpt from Q&A from my fitbit mobile app. It reviews the importance and health benefits of being active hourly.

“Research shows that prolonged sitting is associated with a significantly higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and depression, as well as muscle and joint problems. Even if you meet typical exercise guidelines, sitting for long periods of time can still compromise your health. Fortunately, moving even a few minutes every hour reduces the negative effects of sitting.”

Three sources they cite are:

http://mobile.dudamobile.com/site/preventdisease?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpreventdisease.com%2Fnews%2F14%2F011014_Sitting-Prolonged-Periods-Stalling-Metabolic-Machinery.shtml&utm_referrer=#2587

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25931456

http://www.ll.dlpa.bru.nihr.ac.uk/Sedentary_Behaviour__New_Study-4347.html

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