We sit in the driver’s seat, at our desk and on the couch at home. Americans spend more time seated than ever.
Researchers have shown sitting wreaks havoc on our bodies.
Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and inventor of the treadmill desk, said:
“Sitting is more dangerous than smoking
and kills more people than HIV
and is more treacherous than parachuting.
We are sitting ourselves to death.”
Levine coined the mantra
“Sitting is the new smoking”
Researchers have found evidence that prolonged sitting increases the risk of developing several serious illnesses:
Many forms of CANCER
TYPE 2 DIABETES
It interferes with LPL. (LPL (lipoprotein lipase) is an enzyme that breaks down fat and uses it as energy. When it isn’t working well, the body stores the fat).
The effects of long-term sitting, like smoking, are not reversible through exercise or other good habits.
Sitting, like smoking, is bad for your health and the only way to minimize the risk is to limit the time you spend sitting.
When you sit for long periods of time, your body goes into “storage mode”. We move 90% less than our ancestors did 100 years ago.
**One SOLUTION is a STANDING DESK.
You can make your own standing desk.
(Checkout PINTEREST or Google “Do It Yourself” information)
You can purchase a standing desk.
If you are watching TV, exercise during your show.
TAKE BACK YOUR HEALTH into your own hands.
Don’t sit too many hours of the day.
Stand, walk and exercise whenever you can.
It is up to you to make it happen.
Please share this information with your friends and family.
To your health