Saturday, June 13, 2015

Stand Up to Fight Sitting Disease

By Michael W. Smith, MD WebMD Chief Medical Editor Do you have sitting disease? Chances are you do. You’ve probably guessed the remedy — stand up. Move. But for how long, and what exactly do you need to do? A flurry of studies in recent years shows that we’re slowly killing ourselves by sitting too long on our tuckuses. The number of health problems associated with prolonged sitting continues to grow, from too much belly fat to heart disease and even cancer. Now experts are telling us we should be on our feet at least two hours during the workday. But maybe as little as a 2-minute walk every hour is enough – at least according to a recent study that showed this minimal amount of walking decreased the chance of premature death by 33%. Who’s right? Can’t experts just agree? Well, they do.......CLICK HERE to read the whole article.

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