dangers of sitting

Flat ground limits us to a single range of motion, compared to the natural variety of movements we should be accustomed to. This weakens our body and ignores how it has evolved to function optimally.
According to Dr. James Levine, our sedentary lifestyles are killing our bodies. Two thousand years ago, James, the brother of Jesus, wrote a book making a strikingly similar point: that our sedentary faiths are killing our spirits.
In many ways, reducing sitting involves reconsidering and reconfiguring many of the things that you are doing in your life.
There are standing desks, treadmill desks and "breathing" desks, and now there is a leaning desk. You know you want one.
It's been said that a man with health has a thousand dreams, while a man with no health has but one. Don't you owe it to yourself, your team and your family to not only have a thousand dreams, but also have the energy and engagement to make them happen?
Mark Morford is an award-winning columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate, the author of The Daring Spectacle: Adventures
Let's face it. Work can be a pain. Between deadlines, abrasive coworkers and budget cuts, the full-time office life often threatens to squelch even the cheeriest of employees. Now new research is proving what many of us have suspected for years -- work can be a literal pain, too.
There's no question that regular exercise is essential to health. For the vast majority of our evolutionary history, we've had to exert ourselves -- often quite strenuously -- to get food, find shelter and simply survive.
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Many of us spend hours sitting at a desk each day, but this low energy expenditure can lead to back pain, obesity and even
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Van der Ploeg and colleagues found that sitting for 11 or more hours per day increased risk of death by 40 percent, regardless
A growing body of scientific study, "inactivity research," shows that prolonged sitting can lead to serious health problems, regardless of whether you exercise and are at fighting weight.
Consensus is not always an easy thing to come by in the health and wellness worlds, but if there's one topic that inspires
There are many good reasons to stretch, especially for those who want to age gracefully, because improving physical condition inside the body also shows on the outside.
t's not just what you eat; it's not just about how you eat or when you go to the gym. It's the system, folks -- the simple facts about our basic life functions.
We really don't need a lot of exotic theories to account for rampant obesity in the modern age. We just need what we have: a massive shift in energy balance.