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Health Pros and Cons of Sitting – The Huffington Post September 2012

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 | 0 comments

Health Pros and Cons of Sitting – The Huffington Post September 2012

We love to sit. We buy recliners for our homes, ergonomic chairs for the office and camp chairs for our kids' soccer games. Sitting feels good. The trouble arises when we sit too much. Humans evolved on the go. We aren't designed to sit eight, 10, 12 hours during the day. In fact, we evolved to be active during the day and rest at night, and many of our biological mechanisms are designed to support that lifestyle. So when we live contrary to our body's normal modes, there can be consequences. A number of recent studies have outlined these consequences in a big way. A study in England showed that office workers who sat more than five hours a day had higher body mass indexes (BMIs) and felt a loss of mental well-being. Even more alarming, a massive study of 220,000 people in Australia found that people who sat more than 11 hours a day had a 40 percent greater chance of dying in the following three years, compared to those who sat for under four hours a day.

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Ways to Combat Stress and Strengthen your Heart – Chicago Tribune January 2012

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Ways to Combat Stress and Strengthen your Heart – Chicago Tribune January 2012

Your weight is in check, you exercise three times a week and heart disease doesn't run in your family. So that means you're not going to have any heart disease, right? Not so fast. Mental and emotional stress can take nearly as much of a toll on your heart as overloading on red meat seven nights a week.

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