The Silent Killer … Sitting!

The Human Body is Designed For Movement – Not Sitting!

Every time I take a health history of a new patient I ask how long they sit during the day. The answers always shock me. Many people sit for 8 or 9 hours a day – longer then time spent sleeping! I’m especially concerned when I ask how long do you sit without getting up and I get answers like 2-4 hours. This is sooo bad for you!

It seems like over the years we are working longer hours sitting at desks. Then we head home and sit on the couch to watch TV or sit at the home computer. Many people are sitting almost every waking hour! Bottom line – if you want to live a healthier life you need to move around more often! Using your lunch hour to exercise is a great way to break up your sitting time. I also suggest getting up every 1/2 hour or so even if it is for only 30 seconds to break your static posture. You can even set an alarm on your phone or computer to go off at intervals to signal it is time to get up and move around. Sitting all day is slowly killing you!

Check out the infographics below and keep in mind that correlation doesn’t always equal causation. In other words take it with a grain of salt. So – as soon as you finish reading this – GET UP AND MOVE AROUND!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Source:medicalbillingandcoding.org/ originally seen at http://jasonferruggia.com

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