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Entries filed under 'sitting'

    Is Sitting the New Smoking? A Business Exec Recommends a Remedy: Walking Meetings

    sitting-on-a-rockAuthor and business exec Nifoler Merchant has joined the list of people who view prolonged sitting as a health risk. (People average 9.3 hours on their backside per day.) Her recent contribution to the Harvard Business Review Blog Network is titled “Sitting is the Smoking of Our Generation.” To counter the trend, she leads walking meetings. Would you join one? ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on January 28, 2013 11:30 AM & Tagged sitting and walking | permalink | Comments

    Shun the Chair: Extend Your Life by Sitting Less, Moving More

    fileNews outlets from The Wall Street Journal to WebMD to Time have picked up on a study that indicates people who spend less time sitting are likely adding years to their lives. According to a study published in the British Medical Journal's online outlet, BMJ Open, reducing your time spent sitting to 3 hours a day or less may add 2 years to your life expectancy. Plus, cutting TV viewing to fewer than 2 hours a day may extend life by about 1.4 years. This reinforces an Australian study released ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on July 12, 2012 7:26 PM & Tagged active, exercise, health and sitting | permalink | Comments

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