Sitting is Killing You
Via: Medical Billing And Coding

Hat tip Lifehacker

Category: Science, Sports, Weekend

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

6 Responses to “Sitting is Killing You”

  1. Dow says:

    Nice graphic.

  2. KJ Foehr says:

    Imo, this is mostly BS. Sure we don’t burn as many calories when we sit and our forebears didn’t have much obesity because they did physical labor. But the main driver is the excess weight, not sitting per se.

    I know a guy who shunned physical work his entire life, had a desk job, was always chubby, and his muscles were always like jello. He is 91 and has no medical problems.

    And people in the “old days” who did hard physical labor in polluted factories were lucky to make it to retirement age.

    If sitting is killing us, then why did life-span increase (and continues to do so) even as we became more sedentary in recent decades?

    There are many other factors that must be put into the equation than just sitting and exercise, imo.

  3. carrottop says:

    most fancy schmanzy chairs (aerons , embody) dont tilt 135 degrees.

    wonder where to find such…

  4. rjs0 says:

    rather die in a chair than fall off a ladder…

  5. Francois says:

    KJ,

    The plural of anecdotes is not data.
    There is plenty of well-researched evidence that support what the post relates.

    Of course, you are entitled to refuse to believe it…at your own peril. People like you have allowed me to retire early, so I won’t try too hard to be a party pooper for my younger colleagues who are still working.

  6. Francois says:

    One thing the graphs do not mention; weight training (most especially the near maximal 5X5 routine) is very good to boost the calorie burning at rest (the afterburn effect) and stimulate the production of lipoprotein lipase, an important enzyme in the degradation and breakdown of cholesterol and fat. And having a good muscular mass does enhance the basal metabolic rate.

    In general, physical exercise increases sensitivity to insulin, decrease/normalize blood pressure and heart rate, increases pulmonary capacity, or, in the case of us, the older hats, considerably slows down the normal and ineluctable decrease in pulmonary capacity.