The Leeper started out life from observations in my work as a Tai Chi teacher. I have been teaching residents in many local care homes for over 15 years, and it has become apparent that generally residents can sit around for long periods of time. In 2015 Biswas et al reviewed nearly 800,000 patient records and concluded that prolonged periods of inactivity resulted in an increase risk to our health. My observations was and is still in line with this. Also, age is a factor in this deconditioning – as we get older so the rate increase. We are told to exercise regularly but It also matters what we do during the rest of the day.
And so, the concept of the Leeper was born.