“Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death”. Dr. James A. Levine

We all sit but that doesn’t mean we’re all going to die from sitting.  It’s the number of hours of wrongful sitting we do that’s harming us. Now with over 10,000 scientific publications concluding that sitting is harmful to our health, and sitting linked to 24 different chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and some cancers, it’s no wonder that…

Sitting is the new smoking!

You must first learn whether you are a chair addict.

But you may already know this. Or, your result may take you by surprise!

First, take The Chair Test below…

Once you complete the test, your result (whether good or bad), will include a short educational video about sitting.

But we won’t just leave you stranded…

A Sit / Stand Guide awaits you. 

You will be required to sign up to our list to gain instant access to the guide that you can download for free and put it up in your home and office to remind you what to do!

We respect your privacy and we will never give out your personal information such as name and email address to a third party.


At any time, you are welcome to join our fun free community of accountability, Standup People, who like you, are motivated to be more engaged with their health care in 2015.

Plus, plus, plus…

You’ll be first to know when we release any helpful resources, products and services.

All in the theme of: Stand up for your health. Literally!

Take the test now for free! Improved health & well-being awaits you!

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Tweet your answer! Then download your choice of poster below!

Download your free Sit Less, Stand More guide by clicking on the version you would like in your home or office!

Basic version

Sit Less, Stand More Guide Plain Poster

Poster version

Sit Less Stand More Guide



 front page 460x460Lorraine Barwick is a nationally recognised Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and health and wellbeing mentor to 1000s of cardiac clients over the past 8 years of working in clinical practice at Sutherland Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.  At the end of 2013 Loz, as Lorraine likes to be called, with her husband Dave, took a gap year – a complete lifestyle change, and moved to the Sunshine Coast to recover from their chronic illnesses.  Now back in Sydney with their batteries recharged, the Barwicks are on a mission to get people up, moving and more engaged with their own health care. You don’t need to take radical measures to improve it. Start with sitting less, standing more and moving more each and every hour of your waking day!  

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