Irish Heart Foundation

Escape Your Chair

Escape Your Chair

Move More. Sit Less

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

It is recommended that we get 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity at least five days a week.  However, this does not cancel out the damage caused to our health by sitting for long periods of time.

A recent survey by the Irish Heart Foundation revealed that the average person in Ireland sits down for 7.3 hours a day.

Calculate your own sitting time using our sitting time calculator below.

Our campaign ‘Escape your Chair,’ which will run throughout the month of September, aims to inform and advise about the dangers of sitting too much and provide useful resources to help reduce your sitting time by making your working day, commute  and leisure time more active.

Our aim is simple: to help you Escape Your Chair and move more to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Escape Your Chair Throughout The Day

Move more during your working day

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Move more during your commute

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Move more during your leisure time

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HSE Ireland

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Healthy Ireland

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