Naomi Larsson 23 April 2015

Council calls for more twerking in health campaign

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North Linconshire council is calling for people to twerk in a stand against heart disease.

The council wants more twerking on 24 April as part of a national campaign, ‘On Your Feet Britain’, to raise awareness and money for heart research.

Almost half of UK office workers spend just 30 minutes a day walking around at work.

This type of sedentary behaviour has been associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, obesity and weight gain.

The council is asking workers of North Lincolnshire to get moving and improve fitness, even if that means doing some Miley Cyrus-style twerking.

Frances Cunning, director of public health at North Lincolnshire Council, said: ‘There are lots of reasons to be more active and people can see and feel the many benefits. We are all guilty of sitting at the office desk for long periods of time, but it is actually bad for you and could lead to greater risk of health problems.’

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