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Sitting is bad for our health

Friday, January 11, 2013

Did anyone else watch Rock Center with Brian Williams last night? I do not usually watch tv but there were some articles I wanted to see. The first was a study done at Mayo Clinic about the damage done by sitting... this was an interesting as the doctor doing the study helped design a desk for treadmills and throughout the interview he and the interviewer were walking on the treadmill. The longer we sit the lower our metabolism gets... Makes sense but his study showed that those how sat very little throughout the day or were fidgeters had more benefits than those who sat all day & went to the gym.

I'd like to try to get more info on this study to better understand it. I already try to get up after an hour or so of sitting and walk, but am wondering if I need to do more.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAINTBERNARD6 1/11/2013 9:15PM

    did not see this program.....sounds like good info......there have been recommendations of sitting on a stability ball instead of a chair, too..

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MOMFAN 1/11/2013 8:04PM

    And here I sit!

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READYBETTY 1/11/2013 1:33PM

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing the link, too. So helpful.

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MJ7DM33 1/11/2013 12:06PM

  Thx for sharing!

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COLT2008 1/11/2013 11:19AM

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SIRENICAL 1/11/2013 11:16AM

    I have heard things like that before! I should talk to my boss about getting me a work station with a treadmill. I bet she would go for it!

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BRANDIM_81 1/11/2013 11:15AM

    Hey, let us know what you find out or can you post a link? This sounds very interesting especially since my job is a desk job! But I am a I wonder if that helps?

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