Daily Archives: December 3, 2012

Sitting may be dangerous for your health

Sitting may be dangerous for your health, according to some studies. I know, I know, you’re probably sick of hearing how certain everyday habits may cause disease, but this is a health and fitness blog so it’s totally on topic.

Anyway, sitting is associated with an increased risk for many different diseases, even in people who exercise every day yet sit a lot during work or leisure. Excessive sitting may play an important role in the obesity epidemic and may also partially explain the Tofi phenomenon, people who are Thin on the Outside but Fat on the Inside.

The simple solution is to simply move around more, and if you must sit, to get up every now and then to stretch or do some quick exercises. I often stand at my desk when blogging or browsing, but not always. Sitting on an exercise ball may be a little better; stand up desks or treadmills seem like a great solution. It’s disturbing how sitting seems to be as bad as smoking when it comes to health, at least according to some research.

Whatever you do, keep moving!

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