Sign up for On Your Feet Australia , and take the challenge to spend as much of the day as possible on your feet. You will receive a " Quit the Sit" pack with tips and ideas on how to give up your chair . (

Research has demonstrated that sitting increases your risk of chronic disease ( especially diabetes by 112%) , early death by 49%  , cardiovascular disease by 147%  and obesity. The average Australian adult sits for 8 - 10 hours per day. Frequent contractions of muscles during the day when moving about  has some effect on regulating the body's metabolic processes and has been demonstrated to reverse the negative effects of prolonged sitting of overall health and long term risk.  

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