It's Friday. It's early. Music Man is still gone, so I've got some good reading for you.
|source- Women's Health|
|source Fitness mag|
4. Who knew that "sitting too much raises your risks of death" (Runner's World Sweat Science)? This post on Sweat Science explains how our desk jobs could be killing us. How 'bout that.
We all know exercise is good for us. It has amazing health benefits and keeps us around longer. And this graph shows us that: the more you exercise the less likely you are to die. But what this graph also shows is that the more you exercise, the more sitting is likely to off you.
|source - RW|
I know we tend to be a sedentary people, but still? I can see the toy companies creating a whole new Clue game: It was the desk chair in the office with the soft cushions.
I tend to stand most of the time at my job currently, but I know many people within my family and friends who have desk jobs. What do we do with this information? Ignore it? Quit our jobs? (probably not) Stand all day, every day? Probably not the best for our bodies either.
I think the smartest option is moderation, like with all things. We can't quit our jobs just because we sit. That's silly. But, we can take time to stand during the day. Walk about the office, maybe try an adjustable desk so we can stand while working, take a nice walk outside during lunch hour. And most importantly, don't come home and plop in front of the boob tube at night. It's almost summer people. Stay active!! We just need to be more aware about our lifestyle, and sometimes, I think that's what these studies and articles do. They wake us up to the sedentary lifestyle we could be living.
Alright. Off the soapbox.
That's heavy enough for one day.
Enjoy the reading and have a great Friday!!!
ps....#5 for fun: Skinny Runner is headed out on a huge week of racing, and she's doing a big giveaway to celebrate. But, it ends today so make sure to check it out!!