Too Much Sitting Can Kill You, Study Suggests

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Too Much Sitting Can Kill You, Study Suggests
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 7:54am

How much do you sit each day? How often do you get up and move?

According to recent Health Day News:

" For better health, try standing up more, a new study suggests. Those who spend 11 or more hours a day sitting are 40 percent more likely to die over the next three years regardless of how physically active they are otherwise, researchers say." READ MORE


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Registered: 01-03-2001
Tue, 03-27-2012 - 11:25am

OMG! THree years? That's all the time I have left?

Seriously, I know that I need to get up and move around but sometimes, I get so involved in what I'm doing that I forget... That's why I put my ironing board so far from my sewing machine, etc. It's a way to force myself...

Now if I could just come up with a way to force myself when I'm sitting here at this laptop --- OTHER than having to get up to see that it's only another "unknown" caller on the telephone!

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Registered: 01-18-2002
Wed, 03-28-2012 - 12:25pm
Three years? So the average lifespan of a 1st grader is going to be 9? They are forced to sit all day long in a classroom....better start making them stand!