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Old-Time-Lifter
04-24-2014, 09:07 AM
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/04/22/is-sitting-for-long-hours-at-work-the-new-smoking/


The average worker spends over five hours and 40 minutes sitting at their job every day and a new study says it’s bad for your health, with some claiming the long-term effects of sitting can be as bad as smoking.
Dr. Michael Jensen, from the Mayo Clinic, joined KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about a study he and his colleagues conducted.
To find out whether the test subjects in the study were sitting or not, Dr. Jensen says one of his colleagues, Dr. James Levine, invented underwear that can “tell whether you’re sitting, standing, or lying down essentially every half second of the day.”
With the data they gathered and studied, they came to the conclusion that people need to move around more. Dr. Jensen says they found, “that people who are overweight tend to spend a lot more time sitting then people who have not gained weight.”

I'm sorry but I don't buy the statement that sitting raises the incident of breast cancer. I think that the problem is folks are over weight, even most folks at the gym are grossly over weight.

x-trainer ben
04-24-2014, 09:19 AM
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/04/22/is-sitting-for-long-hours-at-work-the-new-smoking/



I'm sorry but I don't buy the statement that sitting raises the incident of breast cancer. I think that the problem is folks are over weight, even most folks at the gym are grossly over weight.

You are correct it is the weight... btw a family member just sent me this interesting one.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/22/science/an-apple-a-day-and-other-myths.html?_r=1

great read^^

Old-Time-Lifter
04-24-2014, 10:37 AM
That's a great article!

MiklaDfar
04-24-2014, 10:44 AM
Excellent article, thanks for posting. There is an ongoing debate about this in the world of prostate cancer (e.g., don't eat eggs) which I think is malarkey... just eat well and in moderation to your goals.

ajdahlheimer
04-24-2014, 10:48 AM
Smoking can get you so many different ways. Lung cancer, emphysema, mouth/throat cancer, and nicotine wears the heart out.

It's been 3 years since I quit.