Sitting for extended periods of time has been shown to be damaging to our health. It can increase our risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, circulation issues and kidney problems. In a study conducted by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana, a startling 54% of people who oversit (sitting without moving for more than 3 hours a day) will experience a heart attack. So what are we to do if we have jobs that require prolonged sitting?
New research has proven that a brief, 2 minute walk between hours of sitting can drastically improve our health. Replacing 2 minutes of sitting with even gentle walking can reduce the health risks, which is encouraging for researchers. Even walking up a few flights of stairs helps get your muscles and heart going, despite it being a non-exercise practice.
Try parking farther away from the office to get a nice morning walk, or standing in your next meeting. Walk to the printer, the fountain or just take a walk around the office floor. Creating a movement pattern in your body builds up your strength, while providing a variety of activity that will keep you alert, focused and energized.
You don't need to splurge on a trendy treadmill desk or bounce around on a stability ball to combat oversitting. In fact, those products can actually be distracting, and they make it hard to type while using. They can even cause lower back pain after prolonged use.
Try these tips for oversitting at your workplace and let us know what you do to get yourself up and moving!
Due to COVID-19, shipping systems the world over are experiencing abnormal delays. There is an enormous demand on postal and delivery services as online shopping has skyrocketed, due to store closures and stay-at-home mandates. This is an unprecedented situation, and we are working around the clock to fulfill your orders as quickly as possible. To be clear, we are filling orders in 2-3 days, and we are shipping immediately after that. Once shipped, our shipping partner, UPS, will get your order out to you as quickly as possible. Thanks for your support and understanding.
We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA & Canada via expedited or standard shipping with our partners at UPS. Once your order is received and processed, it typically takes 2-4 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse. That’s our commitment and we stand by it.
We ship within Canada and the United States via UPS with Standard & Expedited shipping (whichever is faster)
For locations outside of the US and Canada, we ship using FedEx International (EUROPE and Other Nations), which is usually in transit for 7-10 business days, depending on location.
We ship all of our physical products with UPS, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Delays caused due to custom withholds are not included in these estimated delivery times.
We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.
We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.
All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.