How 15 minutes of exercise a day counteract the health risks of sitting.

Sitting for hours is one of the most worrying problems in recent times all over the world. Staying at office work or lack of movement, cause "scrolling" in social networks for a long time. 


Sitting has been compared to the dangers of smoking, being labeled as the "silent killer".


When you sit for a long time, your metabolism slows down and this can lead to various health problems such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes.  


According to recent studies, 15 minutes of physical activity a day help improve metabolism and blood circulation, compensating for health problems caused by sitting for a long time. 


Let's explain it through percentages to better understand the study conducted. 15 minutes more activity per day had a positive effect, reducing the risk by 15% in those who spent less than 10 hours sitting. For those who sat for more than 10 hours, these 15 minutes had an even greater impact, reducing the risk by up to 35%.


Adults, per week, should ideally aim for 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity or 75 minutes of high-intensity activity; A combination of both? All the better.


How can you use the time and find the moment to do some physical activity?


  • Leave the car at home and use the bike or describe the route on foot.
  • Use the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.
  • Get off the bus one stop before or park further from your destination and walk the rest of the way.

  • Exercise in the comfort of your own home. The exercises that can be done in just 15 minutes are countless. By exercising at home you create a habit that contributes to your health.


  • And if you want to follow a more active lifestyle, join the gym. You can start by going at least twice a week and then go more often.


By making these small changes you will have a more active and healthier lifestyle.


The ideal gym is of course the one in which you feel good, however there are some main criteria on which we all agree.