Is Sitting That Bad?
Leading health authorities have now identified excessive sitting as a major risk factor for heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, and even some cancers. We sit at our offices during the day and then come home at night and sit some more. All this sitting is killing us. It's shortening our lives, making us sicker, less energetic, more achy, and less happy than we should be. Who wants a life lived mostly in a chair?
Fortunately, there are remedies for all this sitting, even the office sitting that most of us have to do. A great place to start is by reducing our discretionary sitting, the sitting we do at home and in our non-working hours. We've got lots of ideas for how you can reduce your discretionary sitting.
You don't have to give up sitting entirely. But sitting less and moving more may just be the best thing you can do for your health.
Want to learn more about the impacts of excessive sitting? Included here are some excellent resources.
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Hear directly from Dr. James Levine, one of the world's foremost authorities on "Sitting Disease".