It's time to STAND up to dieting

Monday, May 02, 2011

I'm sure you're wondering why all those chairs are sideways and in a pile.'s because I would set them on fire if they were mine, and not my mothers. Do you realize how much you sit down? Think about all the time you spend driving, eating, at a desk, watching TV, reading, typing, even just logging into your sparkpeople account, it adds up, trust me. But what does it add up too? Well...heart attacks, strokes, WEIGHT GAIN, fat stored around your middle and...depression, which of course leads to MM (mindless munching, please refer to my other blogs: attack of the mindless munching)

In lame mens terms: sitting causes your body not to produce certain chemicals that it does while standing. And the scary part it, it can lead to heart failure. What good is being skinny, if you're dead?

So I took all my chairs away, i turned the stools upside down (i use them as towel racks now) i took my desk chair completely out of my room and put my desk on the opposite side of the room as my bed, i spend a lot of time here due to school and other obligations. Now I have to stand up to be on my computer. And the extra bonus? Standing burns OVER 60 EXTRA calories an hour over sitting. so that extra cookie you snuck into your lunch today, or that bite of cake you took when no one was watching, doesn't smash your diet like a hand grenade.

I'm only 18, i go to school full time (where i have to SIT all day), i babysit, i go to the gym, i live in my mother's house and I plan on keeping up with a bunch of other things. Not only that, but I'm recovering from a sprained knee, so I know standing hurts after a while. but even when my knee throbbed i managed this 1 simple thing. i made it where I have to stand for most of my day and I actually do feel a lot better (I suffer from stress a lot.) If I can do this, so can you. :)

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