Did you spot these "chairs can kill" warnings in Dublin? 1 year ago

Did you spot these "chairs can kill" warnings in Dublin?

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Chairs with wrapped in warning tape citing the dangers to our health of sitting down for too long have appeared in Dublin. They are part of a campaign from Irish Heart Foundation warning us that chairs can kill.

Even with regular exercise, sitting down for long periods of time dramatically increases your risk of heart disease and stroke by 147%. Figures released recently from Irish Heart Foundation show that on an average weekday, Irish people will spend more than seven hours sitting down.

The chairs have been spotted all over Dublin city, including Tara Street Station, Merrion Row, and at the Charlemont Luas Stop. Did you spot any on your way into work this morning?

The Irish Heart Foundation has also developed a simple online sitting calculator, giving you a better idea of how much time you're sitting down on an average day. You can then use the calculator's personalised tips on how to cut down on your sitting time, and therefore lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

“As human beings, we are not designed to sit all day. However, in today’s world many of us spend the majority of our days sitting, whether that’s at home watching TV or on our devices, at a desk in work, or in the car," Janis Morrissey, Head of Health Promotion, Information and Training with the Irish Heart Foundation, said at the launch of this campaign.

Check out the Irish Heart Foundation's sitting calculator to find out how long you spend sitting down and for handy tips to sit less!

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