Download the Rise & Recharge app today.

We all know the health risks of excessive drinking and smoking, but what about excessive sitting?

Baker IDI has discovered convincing links between sedentary behaviour and the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. This is quite alarming when you consider that the average Australian adult sits for about nine hours each day.

The good news is that the simple act of moving away from our chair every 30 minutes can make a big difference to both body and mind.

To help you become chair-aware, the Rise & Recharge app was developed by Baker IDI with the support of the Vodafone Foundation, to help you spend less time stuck in the saddle and boost your energy.

Rise & Recharge is based on scientific research showing the benefits of regular movement, including reductions in fatigue levels, and reduced risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer.

By regularly standing or stretching at our desks while we work, we can reduce these health risks, enjoy an energy boost and increase our focus.

It’s easy to become chair aware. For more information about how you can become the boss of your chair visit the Rise & Recharge website or find out about Baker IDI's life saving research discoveries.

Download the free to purchase Rise & Recharge app from the App Store or Google Play today.

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"The Rise & Recharge app will help to make people aware about sitting time as a risk factor for poor health and give them the tools to start making positive changes to their daily lives," said David Dunstan, Associate Professor at Baker IDI.