Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sitting is deadly

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This is a must see episode from catalyst

We still believe in the myth that injury and illness are caused by overdoing things.  Well there is overwhelming evidence that it is inactivity which is the principle cause of not only reduced life expectancy but a dramatic increase in almost every form of chronic disease and illness.

Sitting is actually OK.  It is prolonged inactivity which harms us.

The human body and brain evolved first and foremost as a complex mobile organism.  It's joints are designed to perform movements which are intricately controlled by the nervous system.

Prolonged inactivity sees a breakdown not only in the physical structure of the body but the mechanisms which control it's varied functions.

National Geographic pointed out the irony in their Death by Convenience article a few years ago (which I cannot seem to find online).

Move it or lose it.


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