Friday, October 19, 2012

Sitting a lot is not good for health say the experts

Abi links to an article in NY Times which suggests that sitting too long may not be a good thing:
"The research, published in separate medical journals this month, adds to a growing scientific consensus that the more time someone spends sitting, especially in front of the television, the shorter and less robust his or her life may be."
There are some scary numbers too, lot about TV watching. I tend to doze off while watching television but the time sitting down at the computer or reading have increased enormously and the results are clear in a few years, increase in BP, fall in energy levels etc.  Change of habits to like walking daily, gardening etc seem to have improved things a bit. But unfortunately, now I am used doing parts of gardening like weeding sitting in a chair.

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