ISCP backs “Escape Your Chair” Campaign

The ISCP supports the Irish Heart Foundation this September for their month-long heart health campaign, ‘Escape Your Chair’.
September is Heart Month and this campaign aims to raise awareness of prolonged sitting as a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. A recent survey by the Irish Heart Foundation revealed that the average person in Ireland sits down for 7.3 hours a day. The campaign aims to inform and advise about the dangers of sitting too much.
As part of the campaign the Irish Heart Foundation created a range of resources to help people move more and sit less. These include;
ISCP President Gay Peart-Murphy said “This is an excellent campaign and mirrors exactly what physiotherapists are promoting. Being active helps so many of the body’s systems- so let’s roll in behind the Irish Heart Foundation and get people up out of their chairs to move for health” 
Physical activity isn’t just exercise. It can include also working, playing, household jobs and…

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