What are the health risks of staying still?

Did you know that having a sedentary lifestyle could be more deadly than smoking tobacco?

It may seem hard to believe but staying still and being inactive can cause more health problems than smoking cigarettes. About 50,000 premature deaths per year in France can be linked back to having an inactive lifestyle1, compared to 45,000 deaths every year because of tobacco2

Being inactive can be the cause of many chronic diseases. By not getting regular exercise, you raise your risk of cardiac disease, stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure, to name just a few conditions.

And this can be a major problem for employers. Not only are these conditions likely to cause your people to be unwell and miss time off work, these are some of the most costly in terms of medical claims, too. 

But the good news is, there’s a way to mitigate this. 

Join our experts on Tuesday 6 June 2023 from 8:30 to 11:00 at Chateauform City in Paris, to find out more about the problems caused by inactivity and how multinationals can help keep their people active. 

Register here

As this is taking place in Paris, the event will be in French. For those not yet fluent, keep an eye on our website as we will be sharing some of the insights in English after. 

Key info
•    Topic: Is a sedentary lifestyle as dangerous as smoking?
•    Date: Tuesday 6 June 2023
•    Time: 8:30 to 11:00
•    Location: Chateauform City, 7 Rue de Liège, 75009 Paris
•    Experts: Professeur François Carré, Damian Allepuz, Lucile Canard and Andreas Gugenheimer

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1 2022 Costing the economic burden of prolonged sedentary behaviours in France, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 32 (Sourced March 2023)

2 National and regional prevalence of smoking in France in 2021 among 18-75 years old, Barometer of Public Health France (Sourced March 2023)