I'm a sitter, too. What opened my eyes was buying a pedometer, wearing it every day. I was taking less than 3,000 steps a day. It got me moving! I stand more, too. Nothing wrong with standing to read or to watch TV. I still don't take enough steps, but I'm heading in the right direction.
Claire ******** Those who think they have no time for a healthy lifestyle will sooner or later will have to find time for illness.
I can believe that study. When I worked in an office, I tried to walk around every hour. If I needed to give someone a memo, I walked to their office instead of using the inner office envelops. I work at home now and walk around a lot.
Wow, had no idea, setting, could be such a killer. Our whole work environment is focused around 'setting' we are busy at work but setting!! I'm doing busy work at home, but I am setting while typing this, reading, studying, etc!!
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An article in the Atlantic, April 19th. The results of this study are eye opening!
Here's the first paragraph (I've added the asterisks):
A study of more than 200,000 Australians adds to the growing body of evidence that people who sit the most die the soonest. It also found that ****you can't exercise this effect away, though exercise does help reduce it greatly****.
And another paragraph:
Its most striking finding was that people who sat more than 11 hours a day had a 40% higher risk of dying in the next three years than people who sat less than four hours a day. This was after adjusting for factors such as age, weight, physical activity and general health status, all of which affect the death risk. It also found a clear dose-response effect: the more people sat, the higher their risk of death.
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