Stand Up

by amelie_durocher on September 4, 2013 - 11:54am

13 hours a day! What can you do during 13 hours? Maybe you could go take a walk, go working or even sleep. Actually the North American spent approximately this amount of time sitting per day. What are the consequences of being sitting all day long?

In this article, you could read the consequences of passing a long period sited. The “Sitting Disease” is the effect of sitting on your metabolism. Those negative impacts that come with the sedentary lifestyle will kill your body. Sitting for long period will affect your muscles. If you don’t make them work a little bit, they will collapse and could entrain musculoskeletal disorder. The major risk is for your heart. Being sit for more than 11 hours a day increase the risk of death in the next three years. It also increases the risk of colon cancer.

Personally, I think spending half you day sited is a loss of time. There are a lot of things you can do to reduce the amount of time you spent sited even at work so I think it’s more a question of motivation at this point.  With the technology we can send email or call our co-worker if you need information, but walking to their office will do exactly the same and also, you will be moving. You can park your car away from the door so you’ll have to walk to get in.  The time that you’ll take to walk to the other office is time that you take for you and for your health. The fact is that you need to build activity into your day, even if it's in five-minute bursts. Stand up every day and move; you will decrease your risk of dying young. Be active! Here’s a link to see your risk of dying of a “sitting disease” go try it, you’ll see that as a student we spent a lot of time sited.

Sit Calculator : http://www.juststand.org/Tools/SittingCalculator/tabid/866/language/en-US/Default.aspx

http://www.walletpop.ca/blog/2013/08/29/how-sitting-all-day-is-killing-your-body/

http://extremelongevity.net/2012/07/10/the-less-you-sit-the-longer-you-live/

Comments

I completely agree with what you wrote. Our generation is not as much moving as previous ones. Just remember how your grandparents were active. They did everything manually. Nowadays, we became lazier, therefore resulting in what you called the “Sitting Disease”. The problem is, we are trying to solve it, and we make it worse. With all the technology, we are not as much moving as we did. People prefer to play soccer on a console than playing in real life, like people prefer to text rather to go meet your friend. If everyone would have tried your link to see our risk of dying from “Sitting Disease”, this problem would already have been solved. I am glad that I am not the only one concerned by my health, and maybe one day, this message will come to everyone. You can check out this link, it tells how no one is immune from this disease:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/sitting-too-much-study-finds-no-one-is-immu...

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