Beware Your Chair!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Sharing a GREAT blog from the NY Times here...basically enlightened me to the dangers of sitting for long periods of time, which persist EVEN IF YOU WORKOUT!
Check this out:
Stand Up While You Read This!
By OLIVIA JUDSON
"Your chair is your enemy.
It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting — in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home — you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and an early death. In other words, irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you."
One of the things I've noticed since losing weight is that I get restless when I sit for very long and am often fidgeting...drives my DW CRAZY! Uh oh...looks like I've found valid justification... :-)