The World Cup arrives but once every four years and for most fans it means bouts of lying about, snacking, interspersed with attempts to work. The government health folks of Hong Kong are so concerned about the slothful ways and poor eating bound to crop up during the Cup they felt compelled to issue a "couch potato" warning.
In addition to suggesting we avoid the usual snacks, the department offers the following tips:
"* stretch and move around while watching matches, and ensure there is good ventilation;
* sit properly while watching matches to avoid muscle aches afterwards;
* get enough sleep. Insufficient sleep can lower your immunity and make you more prone to illnesses, affect your working performance and may make you prone to accidents and injuries; and
* strike a balance between watching matches and fulfilling your social commitments."
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