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.