Skip to comments.Sitting Is Bad for You. So I Stopped. For a Whole Month.
Posted on 06/10/2014 11:47:48 AM PDT by nickcarrawayEdited on 06/10/2014 12:15:28 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
Are you sitting down?
Nice knowiní ya! If you sit down more than 11 hours a day, one study suggests, youíre 40 percent more likely to die in the next three years than I am. Iím standing up. Iíve been standing up all day. Iíll be standing up all month, in fact, without a break. I expect at the end of that month Iíll be sore but triumphant, glowing with smug enlightenment.
(Excerpt) Read more at nymag.com ...
I wanna build a desk that goes over my bed so i can work while lying down....
Probably cause me an early death though...
Paraplegics sit for years and years...Steven Hawkins is still alive
Well good for you Danny boy. My guess is you are a good forty years younger than I.
I also imagine you don’t have an hereditary problem called advanced degenerative arthritis in your spine, your hips and your knees.
So I am asking you to set your assumptions aside and understand when I spend ten minutes on my feet working at a task a bit at a time, then sit down for thirty minutes or more. I will have to ask you to understand why I have a handicap placard in both our cars, and use a scooter for shopping trips and outings like festivals.
Because I won’t be joining your experiment.
“Sitting is the new smoking”.
In the 1970’s the feminists agitated for a different form of potty parity. They pointed out that men stand to urinate while women sit & this of course was just another component of male dominance that had to be destroyed.
Feminists demanded that urinals be removed from mens’ rooms across the nation. Federal legislation was introduced in Congress under the motto “Number one is all right, but don’t stand for it”. The bill’s sponsors, Edward Kennedy & George McGovern, introduced the bill in the Senate but insisted upon sitting down while they did so.
However, Cong. Bella Abzug had already introduced a bill in the House mandating public facilities that allow women to urinate while standing up; as a result the drive for urinary equality was hopelessly deadlocked, & both bills later died in committee.
The standup desk got popular where I work. Whenever they asked if I wanted one I always gave the same answer: I used to stand for a living, then I went back to college.
Everything old is new again.
This article is navel-gazing on stilts.
...ping.... You’d better sit down.
I had desk jobs for 37 years, so I reckon I sat a lot of hours. More than 11 hours every day including time spent watching TV at home. Well...I am in my 70’s now and still alive and kicking. I break 80 all the time on my golf course. I will add that pains in hip joints were beginning when I worked. Now I have more time to exercise and play golf, and all pains have disappeared! The body gives you lot of subtle signs, we has to learn to notice them. All in all, exercise is helping me more than any nutrition regimen or vitamin supplements (which I avoid) could ever would.
I watch salt intake more carefully than my sugar and carbs intake. Too much Salt causes my blood pressure to go higher. That is never good. Sugar I can exercise away. Salt is harder to get rid off.
Just curious. Do you know if anyone has read this entire,excruciatingly boring article???.
If you have a serious vitamin b 12 deficiency you wont avoid it
What symptoms would occur with B-12 deficiency?
I have lots of energy, no aches and no pains.
I can walk 18 holes on a moderately hilly golf course with no problem.
I hardly take any vitamin supplements but eat lot of fruits,
and at least one vegetable every day. Not much red meat either. Only turkey and chicken in my diet.
We’re supposed to read it all before commenting??? It’s a looong article. All right. I’ll read it . . sitting down.
we sound like brothers - exact same ailments - standing for extended periods is agony - between sciatica and messed up knees - theres no way - I’d hazard a guess and say if the boss obligated it, theyd be staring a comp claim in the face
I haven’t been able to stand for over 15 years ... Although I probably do sit too long in one position without being moved, lying down for extended periods isn’t the best either you just distribute the pressure sores a little more. Somehow, I don’t think simply being sedentary is going to be the deciding factor (there’s that little thing called Genetics ;P)
B-12 deficiency symptoms per web-MD:
Weakness, tiredness, or light-headedness
Rapid heartbeat and breathing
Easy bruising or bleeding, including bleeding gums
Stomach upset and weight loss
Diarrhea or constipation
I have none of these symptoms, so must be getting enough B-12 from my diet.
Leftist fear of death.
Well, brother and sister anyway. You have my deepest sympathy.
Hip replacement surgery did eliminate that one source of pain, but dang! that was a rough 8 weeks.
I would rather give birth than experience sciatic pain, and I’ve done that four times. Trust me, there isn’t much difference.
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