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 Post subject: Sitting will kill you!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:56 pm 
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According to new research, time spent sitting is bad, bad, bad for you. This is true regardless of how much physical activity you get!

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But what is fascinating is that the relationship between sitting time and mortality was independent of physical activity levels. In fact, individuals who sat the most were roughly 50% more likely to die during the follow-up period than individuals who sat the least, even after controlling for age, smoking, and physical activity levels. Further analyses suggested that the relationship between sitting time and mortality was also independent of body weight. This suggests that all things being equal (body weight, physical activity levels, smoking, alcohol intake, age, and sex) the person who sits more is at a higher risk of death than the person who sits less.


http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=can-sitting-too-much-kill-you-2011-01-06

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That's because if I sit too much it is more likely that my cat can catch me and eat me. It is a delicate balance.

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one more reason for me to quit my job! too much sitting!

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That's because if I sit too much it is more likely that my cat can catch me and eat me. It is a delicate balance.

I think this is the issue. Panda speaks the truth.

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That is terrifying. All day at work I feel my ankles swelling. I go to the far bathroom and I jump up and down a lot. But still that feeling like I'm going to get a blood clot or something completely consumes me.

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Fizzgig wrote:
pandacookie wrote:
That's because if I sit too much it is more likely that my cat can catch me and eat me. It is a delicate balance.

I think this is the issue. Panda speaks the truth.

I live in constant fear of this happening. I make it a habit to routinely run around the house to avoid kitties. I also overfeed them so that they are slower. I figure I have more of a chance that way.


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I've been thinking about putting my desk into the standing position. A few guys here do that.

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I am so gonna die soon.


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well, good thing i have never had/may never have a job that involves sitting!


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You're markedly better off if you take breaks from sitting, even if all you do is walk down the hall and back. Or just stand up and stretch.

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You're markedly better off if you take breaks from sitting, even if all you do is walk down the hall and back. Or just stand up and stretch.

I'm so fidgety at work, I'm constantly getting up to go to the kitchen and make tea, and go to the bathroom. So I hope this will save me.

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I've been thinking about putting my desk into the standing position. A few guys here do that.


my partner read about some doctor who thinks that for optimum health, everyone should install their computer onto a treadmill and spend all their work time walking. he dreams of doing this someday.


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mooo wrote:
vegimator wrote:
I've been thinking about putting my desk into the standing position. A few guys here do that.


my partner read about some doctor who thinks that for optimum health, everyone should install their computer onto a treadmill and spend all their work time walking. he dreams of doing this someday.


Yeah I heard about that. Apparently, it's something people do.

http://www.treadmill-desk.com/

This looks like the ultimate one -
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/06/tread ... xercise-2/

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mooo wrote:
vegimator wrote:
I've been thinking about putting my desk into the standing position. A few guys here do that.


my partner read about some doctor who thinks that for optimum health, everyone should install their computer onto a treadmill and spend all their work time walking. he dreams of doing this someday.


Yeah I heard about that. Apparently, it's something people do.

http://www.treadmill-desk.com/

This looks like the ultimate one -
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/06/tread ... xercise-2/

cool!

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 Post subject: Re: Sitting will kill you!
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I would LOVE to have a treadmill computer/desk. But I wouldn't get anything done.

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mooo wrote:
vegimator wrote:
I've been thinking about putting my desk into the standing position. A few guys here do that.


my partner read about some doctor who thinks that for optimum health, everyone should install their computer onto a treadmill and spend all their work time walking. he dreams of doing this someday.


I would get so incredibly motion sick if I did that.

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 Post subject: Re: Sitting will kill you!
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I need to stand up!


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 Post subject: Re: Sitting will kill you!
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if i disappear suddenly, know that it was the sitting that did me in. now that i work from home, i am on my butt for roughly 70% of my waking hours on any given day. i joke about becoming a professional dog walker, but i should joke less and walk more.

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Or even sit less and stand more.

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RandiJM wrote:
That is terrifying. All day at work I feel my ankles swelling. I go to the far bathroom and I jump up and down a lot. But still that feeling like I'm going to get a blood clot or something completely consumes me.

my hands frequently swell when I'm at work. Now I'm scared.

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I always stand up to answer the phone at work for pretty much this reason.


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I wonder if those kneeling chairs are better, or the bouncy ball chairs. Of course I can't find the one I saw in the past with just s small little back. I can only find ones where the ball is on rolly wheels with a big back, and I don't know if that would make it too easy!

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I would probably have to walk super slow if I was to not get motion sick on a treadmill desk, likw 2.5 mph or something. At least the info desk here is standing so I sometimes bounce from foot to foot.

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I have a keyboard tray that raises up and down at work, so I spend most of the day standing. Sitting all day makes my legs hurt. I requested that the CFO get me a treadmill desk, but that request was denied. And laughed at.

But yeah, I like standing a lot better

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