Irish Heart Foundation

Chairs Can Kill

Chairs Can Kill

Sitting for too long puts your heart at risk.
We help you find ways to sit less.

Did you know that sitting down for long periods of time increases your risk of heart disease and stroke?

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 fat.

A new survey by the Irish Heart Foundation revealed that the average person in Ireland sits down for 7.3 hours a day. Our aim is simple: to help people find ways to sit less and reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke.

Take the test to see how you can reverse the effects.

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More than 1 in 3 people in Ireland are unaware that prolonged sitting doubles the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Metabolism slows down by 90% after just 30 minutes of sitting. Share our resources to encourage colleagues to sit less.

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Come celebrate World Heart Day

World Heart Day 2018 is on Sat 29th Sept and we are challenging you and your colleagues to “Give up your Seat for your Feet”, and take a step towards better heart health.

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