July 19, 2024

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Chad and Brenda Walding join me on today’s podcast to explain how sitting can be one of the most harmful things you do each day.
You’ve probably seen the headlines…
“Sitting is the New Smoking”
“7 Ways Sitting Will Kill You”
“Sitting is Taking Years Off Your Life”
…and you may have hoped it was media hype.
Sitting is Worse Than Donuts…
It isn’t hype. More and more studies have come out proving how bad sitting is EVEN if you work out regularly.
Here are three important studies about sitting…
Study One: Sitting causes premature death (especially in women!)
Alpa Patel (PhD), an epidemiologist at the American Cancer Society, tracked the health of 123,000 Americans between 1992 and 2006. The men in the study who spent six hours or more per day of their leisure time sitting had an overall death rate that was 20 percent higher than the men who sat for three hours or less. The death rate for women who sat for more than six hours a day was about 40 percent higher.
Study Two: Daily Exercise Doesn’t Reduce The Threat Of Sitting
Marc Hamilton, Ph.D, Professor, and inactivity researcher at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, has published 12 studies on the topic of sitting. Each one has proven how dangerous modern sitting is. Here is a summary statement on why typical exercise isn’t a solution…
“People don’t need the experts to tell them that sitting around too much could give them a sore back or a spare tire. The conventional wisdom, though, is that if you watch your diet and get aerobic exercise at least a few times a week, you’ll effectively offset your sedentary time…this advice makes …


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