Sitting all day is hazardous to your health. When you realize just how hazardous, you’ll be jumping out of your chair at the slightest excuse. Good idea. Looking at 8,800 men and women (average age 53) over six years, researchers found that for every hour of TV viewing, risk for death due to cardiovascular disease increased 18%. For those who watched TV more than four hours daily, risk of death was 80% higher than for those watching fewer than two hours daily. Sitting for 8 hours has been linked to 65% more fatigue, and a greater incidence of diabetes, heart disease, musculoskeletal pain, and overall de-conditioning.
Day: June 27, 2012
On August 3, 2010 I had both of my knees replaced. I had lived with bone on bone arthritis for 20 years. My exercise program was non-existent; I was in too much pain. I was very sedentary…and gained a great deal of weight. I knew I needed to exercise but did not because of the constant, intense pain.
But that’s ancient history!