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The Major Health Risk You Take Every Day: Sitting


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http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/major-health-risk-every-day-203900418.html


 

Most people think smoking is the worst thing they can possibly do for their health. But in reality, perhaps the worst thing of all is something most of us do every day: sit. We sit when we drive, work, eat, use the computer, watch TV and read. In fact, before you read any further, you should probably stand up. It turns out that the more time you stay planted on your rear, the less time you're destined to live on this planet.

 

Here's what we know:

Eye-opening research shows that keeping your butt in a chair (or on the couch) for hours at a time can lead to cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and premature death. One study by the American Cancer Society found that women who sat six hours a day were 37 percent more likely to die by the end of the 13-year study period; men who sat were 18 percent more likely to die. Another study tied 49,000 U.S. cases of breast cancer and 43,000 of colon cancer to prolonged sitting.

Sitting isn't dangerous just because it means you're not exercising. It's dangerous all by itself.

Prolonged time spent on your bum has significant metabolic consequences. It negatively affects your blood sugar, triglycerides, good cholesterol, resting blood pressure and levels of the "appetite hormone" leptin, all of which are biomarkers of obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Sitting also sabotages the lymph system, which helps the body fend off infections. Lymph vessels, which drain waste materials created by an infection, don't have a pump like the heart; they're controlled by rhythmic contractions of the muscles in your legs. So when you sit, the lymph system can't do its job.

If you sit all day but make sure to get to the gym or go for a walk after work, isn't that enough?

Unfortunately, no.

"Bursts of exercise is not the answer; two hours of exercise per day will not compensate for 22 hours of sitting," says cancer specialist and author David Agus, MD. In fact, sitting for five or six hours a day, even if you spend an hour a day at the gym, is the equivalent of smoking an entire pack of cigarettes.

 

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Guess I'm fucked then, may as well make my will and start saying goodbyes.

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yeah yeah always a 'new study'

 

i can tell you without another fckin study

 

living makes you die 

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I'm also fucked by this then!

 

I work as a bus/coach driver and I have to sit for 12-15 hours a day!

 

I guess I better start digging that whole now then!

 

 

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who would have ever guessed that sitting around on your fat ass all day living a sedentary lifestyle is bad for you?!?!?

 

its fucking sad that people need extensive studies (funded by tax dollars) just to point out the blatantly obvious... what a waste of money

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always a new study...eventually they will say beer and bonking will kill you...who cares live!

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I'm Fucked then also as spend my working day attending the sick dying and dead. It would appear most of these Muppets are in fact more Healthy than me who smokes works shifts and fucks like a loony when in Pats

 

Oh well Think i will carry on as i am

 

Ghosty who currently sat on the Bog crimping one off

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I feel lucky that I broke my tailbone now.

Much more standing for me at the moment. :)

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Winston Churchill was once asked what was the reason for his success in life to which he replied without hesitating: 'Economy of effort. Never stand up when you can sit down, and never sit down when you can lie down'

 

And this is what he did actually. Working in bed a great deal of time. He died at the age of 91 which is a pretty good age especially for his time.

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Get busy liven or get busy dien.

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