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Don't just sit there...MOVE IT!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

The instant you finish reading my blog, do this...

Get up and get a move on!!! emoticon

Sitting around -- driving, eating, working, knitting, emailing, watching TV...

Is lethal!!! emoticon

(So Move It!) emoticon

This isn't news.
Everyone's known for a while that Coach Potato-Itis is a serious heart threat. emoticon

And recent studies have shown that lots of sitting, even if you get serious amounts of exercise, messes up your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

But here's the new shocker...Sitting causes cancer!!! emoticon

Scientists have just tied 49,000 US cases of breast and 43,000 of colon cancer each year to prolonged sitting.

(So Move It, Move it!) emoticon

That puts ''tush time'' right up there with smoking, obesity and a passion for pork rinds.

Does watching TV give you the munchies?
Use this simple trick and prevent cravings.

This is tough, since lots of what you have to do or want to do involves sitting, right?

(Move it!) emoticon

But wait...
Breaking up endless time on your bum, even for a few minutes, breaks up the bad body effects.

Key enzymes move, blood flows, mind and muscles flex. emoticon

All it takes:

-Get up and move at least every 30 minutes.
-Get more water or coffee or a banana or the mail.
-Cruise the hallways.

Pace when you're on the phone...Stand and stretch.

(Yep, even just standing helps...Fidgeting does, too.)

Go ahead, watch your favorite shows...Just don't sit there!!! emoticon

Cook, fold laundry, empty the dishwasher, get up and dance to the theme music, ride a stationary bike.

Is the TV thing that important?...You bet...This research also just came in...

Staring at the tube for an average of 6 hours a day (versus none) shortens your life by 5 to 10 years.

(So Move it, Move It, Move It!!!)

Too much TV time is also crummy for kids...

And the food commercials are worse than the shows. emoticon

***Listen to this song***

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WAIKATOKAT 10/20/2012 8:10PM


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RUNNING-LIFE 10/3/2012 10:12AM

    Great blog!

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AJDOVER1 9/25/2012 1:10PM

    My job is horribly sedentary, but I'm up and moving every chance I get! You're my inspiration.

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GRANDEFILLE 9/25/2012 8:49AM

    great Song! you are right! just get moving more!

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KNITTABLES 9/24/2012 9:09PM

    Thanks for sharing, so as soon as I finish this little note to you and am getting off my "tushie" and stepping it up with "Walk it Out" Hugs. emoticon

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