Have you herd of the term a BODY at rest stay’s at rest a BODY in motion stay’s in motion?? You should get in a routine everyday stretching your body if you are able to because if you get hurt it’s harder to stay in shape and stick to daily stretching.
well that could not be more true we are designed to move and with today’s generation is surrounded by Tv and video game’s and that is a deadly combination and could cause cancer I’ll explain why. a new study by the mayo clinic might help us in understanding why and how this is changing our body’s
A couple years ago, a Mayo Clinic doctor wrote something that scared the living heck out of people.
According to Dr. James Levine, “Sitting is the new smoking, kills more people than HIV, and is more treacherous than parachuting…”
“We are sitting ourselves to death.”
For people who sit behind a desk all day, this is not exactly good news. And it got a TON of headlines.But is he right? Or is it slightly more complicated?
And what about this…If you stand at your desk… is that better?
Let’s break down Dr. Levine’s statement piece-by-piece and see.
First, is sitting “the new smoking?” Um, no.Yes, sitting all day is not good. Lack of activity is linked to all kinds of health issues.
Too many to list here…But smoking causes almost 20% of the deaths in the U.S… Strips as much as 16 years off your life. And is the leading cause of preventable death in the world. Sitting isn’t great, but it’s not that bad. Second sitting “kills more people than HIV.”
This may be directly true, but that’s mostly because of advancements in treatment. Today we have turned HIV into a mostly manageable disease with dramatically more positive outcomes than we had in the 80’s.
Third, and most ridiculous… sitting is “more treacherous than parachuting.” Ok, sure. But less than two dozen people die skydiving annually.
Not a very useful comparison, but it sure sounds scary…
It turns out that it’s not necessarily sitting that’s the issue. A more recent study showed that holding the same position for long periods is the problem.
So standing all day is no better, and can actually be worse.
If you’re in a job that requires a lot of sitting, just be sure to get up and walk around regularly. Pace when you’re on the phone. If you’ve got to have a meeting with someone, suggest you do it outside, walking And drink a lot of water. At the very least, you’ll have to get up regularly to go to the bathroom!
So sitting isn’t as bad as smoking, let’s get that straight And if you’re looking for the new “smoking” as a danger to your health, you could choose the hundreds of toxic chemicals that surround us.