Escape Your Chair
The Irish Heart Foundation’s Escape Your Chair Heart Month campaign supported by the HSE Health & Wellbeing, is calling on the nation to Escape Your Chair by moving for a minute each hour during the day.
A survey conducted by Ipsos MRBI in early August found that more than half of all Irish workers are now working from home, with 53% of them sitting down for longer than when they commuted to work. While one in four are remaining sedentary for at least three hours longer than when they commuted to work. The evidence shows that being sedentary for long periods of time increases your risk of developing heart disease.