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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by mscriv, Jan 20, 2010.
Quick! Stand up before you die!
So I'm less likely to die if I don't sit a lot?
It is no secret that those with office jobs that require you to sit all day do indeed gain more weight. I don't think sitting causes death, I think sitting all day and never moving (exercising) results in weight gain which can lead to heart attacks.
Nevertheless, I'd be huge regardless ... just sayin'.
No, just less likely to die sitting down.
In other news, being lazy is bad for you.
I sit, eat and release an inordinate amount of flatulence.
Does this mean I'm headed for an early grave?!?!
This is why I need a business hammock.
Let me see if I understand the genius-level logic at work here...
1. Being fat and lazy means you're more likely to die (so far so good)...
2. People who sit for long periods are more likely to be fat (still good)...
3. Therefore, sitting makes you die! (did I miss something?)
Normally I'm one to defend research that appears to be intuitive, but in this case, either the reporters or the researchers need to have their heads examined.
In other news, ******** in the woods and wiping your ass with poison ivy will likely lead to an itchy, rashy anus. Therefore, ******** in the woods causes smelly fingers. Use caution everyone, I implore you.
this isn't against the OP and all about the article:
DUH! You don't say?!?!! If someone is overweight and doesn't move alot, they could...um...die from some related disease? heart attack? <gasp> clogged arteries!?! OMG.
Plus, i know it talks about 'active' people possibly dying from sitting too long. I suppose that could happen, but most (if not all) active people I know, can't sit still for more than 10 minutes. They're always up, having a break and 'stretching' the legs etc...
speaking of that, i need a break...
^ No worries, no offense taken.
Being obese is totally healthy if you lay down all the time, but for the love of god, do not sit up whatever you do.
You snooze... you lose.....
If you sit too long on the sofa, you might end up like this poor lady.
I can only see sitting being deadly if you're a duck.
Some scientists will do any kind of research just for grant money. When, oh when, will the quackery end?
Surprised the article doesn't seem to mention Deep Vein Thrombosis. I thought everyone knew it's dangerous to sit for extended periods of time.
Wish I could use this as an argument to get an Anthro desk, so I could work standing up when I want to...
That's along the lines of what I thought the article would indicate that the harms of sitting are, especially given that the quote mentions that it's regardless of physical activity levels.
Gorsh I just love syllogisms. Especially invalid ones.
tell that to the people using mac pro's with a 6 screen set up kicking a$$ on cod4, has anyone found a viable method for using a desktop machine stood up constantly?
this study deserves this from me
So the more active you are overall, the better off you are? No kidding.
And you can't really 'undo' exercise, even if you only do it in 30-60 minute spurts every few days. The article makes it sound as if the exercise you do serves no purpose if your job requires you to sit all day. For those people don't exercise regularly, they have nothing to 'undo'. They don't exercise, so they just dig their hole even deeper.
Sounds like people who exercise regularly have a buffer so that they don't suffer the health detriment they get from sitting for long periods. I think that's one of the purposes of doing regular exercise, so I don't see any of this as a big deal.
You can buy one in the hammock district.
(huge Simpsons fan)
Experts warn that too much sitting could be deadly - even for people who exercise
I've often talked to my clients about the dangers of sitting for long periods of time, but usually because of the negative effects on pelvic balance and upper spine curvature. While this study offers little information about the whys, the sample size was fairly large. Thoughts?
I've provided the same type of advice to patients- partially for your reasons, and partially because I believe that doing anything in excess could be detrimental to your health.
Excess sitting typically leads to excess snacking as well.
The distressing part of the Canadian study is that "people who sat more had a higher death risk, independently of whether or not they exercised." A higher death risk simply from sitting? Yikes.
"But it seems the more you can get up and interrupt this sedentary behaviour, the better." -This just makes sense. I've advised for people to set alarms for every 30 minutes to remind them to get up and walk around throughout the day.