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    Why Sitting Too Much Is Seriously Bad for Your Health

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    Why Sitting Too Much Is Seriously Bad for Your Health

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Jan 22 2016, 18:49

    This article is by Joe Leech from the Authority Nutrition site ... see link below

    Why Sitting Too Much Is Seriously Bad for Your Health
    Modern society has been engineered for sitting.

    As a result, humans spend more time off their feet than ever before.

    However, recent studies show that all this sitting is doing much more harm than anyone thought.

    This article explores why sitting too much is seriously bad for your health.

    1.  People Are Sitting More Than Ever Before

    Bottom Line: Sitting too much is incredibly harmful. Humans now sit longer than ever before, with the average office worker sitting up to 15 hours a day.

    2. Sitting Limits The Amount of Calories You Burn

    Bottom Line: Sitting or lying down uses far less energy than standing or moving. This is why office workers may burn up to 1,000 fewer calories a day than agricultural workers.

    3. The Longer You Sit, the Fatter You Get

    Bottom Line: People who sit for long periods of time are more likely to be overweight or obese.

    4. Sitting Is Linked to Early Death

    Bottom Line: The majority of evidence suggests that the most sedentary people have a much greater risk of dying early.

    5. Sedentary Behavior Is Linked to Disease

    Bottom Line: Long-term sedentary behavior increases the risk of health conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Inactivity is believed to play a direct role in the development of insulin resistance.

    6. Exercise Doesn’t Completely Eliminate the Risk

    Bottom Line: Being physically active is incredibly beneficial, but exercise alone does not completely make up for the negative health effects of sitting.

    7. Designing a Chair-Based World Was a Mistake

    Modern humans spend a lot of time sitting, and are only now beginning to realize how bad it is for health.

    That’s not to say you should never sit down and relax, just that you should try to minimize the time you spend sitting during the workday.

    Minimizing sedentary time is just as important for health as a nutritious diet and regular exercise.

    Exercising for 60 minutes a day, so that you can sit or lie down for the other 23 hours, is not going to cut it.

    You can’t outrun a bad diet, and you can’t out-exercise a sedentary lifestyle.

    I have only highlighted some of Joe's words so please go over and read the full article it's here
    http://authoritynutrition.com/why-sitting-is-bad-for-you/

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    Perhaps it's a case of getting the balance right - have you any thoughts?

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Why Sitting Too Much Is Seriously Bad for Your Health

    Post by Andy12345 on Sat Jan 23 2016, 15:17

    Have you seen the cartoon movie, wall e ? The humans are all sat in chairs they move them around, they have forgotten how to walk, it struck me at the time how clever the idea was, progress is defined by how much less we have to, working from home, robot vacuums, remote controls, drive thrus, the list is endless and the result is always the same, a race to sit on our butts
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    Re: Why Sitting Too Much Is Seriously Bad for Your Health

    Post by Eddie on Sat Jan 23 2016, 16:26

    @Andy12345 wrote:Have you seen the cartoon movie, wall e ? The humans are all sat in chairs they move them around, they have forgotten how to walk, it struck me at the time how clever the idea was, progress is defined by how much less we have to, working from home, robot vacuums, remote controls, drive thrus, the list is endless and the result is always the same, a race to sit on our butts

    Evolution is a wonderful thing, I reckon in a few generations the human race will be leg less (I don't mean drunk), due to lack of use, which is a good way to lose 60 or so pounds of weight. Tough on shoe sellers, but not everyone can be a winner. Until I was 20 I rode a bike everywhere. Nigh on 50 years of playing golf, the kids today all have cars and so many spend their lives texting or on games consoles.

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