Bad News for the Office Drones of the World. Are You Sitting Down? Maybe You Should Stand…

14 year study shows the death rate for women who sit 6 hours per day is 40% greater than those who sit 3 hours or less per day. many fascinating insights on how “sitting” causes weight gain, HDL reduction & shortens lives. Read!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/magazine/mag-17sitting-t.html?_r=1

19 Comments

  1. I recently vIsited the NAC in London and came away feeling so inspired, whilst reinforcing my own knowledge, experience, skills and attitude about achieving what you want in life or business!

    I am rather a big lad so suffered a bit with the motivational parts of your presentation, but I rose above the pain and thoroughly enjoyed your session, and it lifted my own game so much, that I just had to say how much it moved me forward and upward for me in my own business!

    Martin Biginelli on July 15th 2011
  2. I believe it. When I worked in the corporate world, I gained 20 pounds from sitting in my cube. Not only did I not move around much, but I would constantly eat out of boredom. What an unhealthy way to spend 8 hours of the day! Thank goodness I am out of that situation!

    Ally on July 14th 2011
  3. Hmm…I am painting 12 to 14 hours a day now for one whole month to complete a wallpainting. So let’s say: There’s no time for running but when I’m finished with this project I will run like crazy!
    But… I’m listening a couple of times to your CD’s of Personal Power. It’s awsome, love it! Never heard of you before in the Netherlands till TEDsTalk.

    Marjolein on July 11th 2011
  4. can we also remember that some people (Me!) have to sit for a lot of their day through disability. I have MS and although I come from the ‘use it or lose it’ school of keeping active, I have to spend a lot of time sitting or I end up in great pain, or asleep through extreme fatigue! Also, seeing these sorts of headlines does nothing for my mental state, just makes me worry! Keeping as active as possible, whilst also having to sit through ill health or an office job or bus driving etc is just sensible, not rocket science!

    Tez on July 6th 2011
  5. The amount of interesting information you folks share is amazing. From the books, workshops to the blog you always have something insightful to share. Excellent

    Mark on June 16th 2011
  6. Tony, I dont know if this is where i should be putting this. You probably have millions of these to read each day. But i thought tony says to get past the block so here I am. I want to tell you im on day 7 of your tapes and you have changed me so much already. I honestly have to say I dont get up at 7am to go for a walk sorry just to exhausted im a night owl and dont fall to sleep until 3 am so. But i do walk every day now and i dont find it a chore or a hassle. I’m unable to walk for a hour YET but i will one day i know i can do it. I walk now 25 min and i try to do that twice a day. so i want to thank you for getting me off the couch and up and about. i find i am much happier now that im moving and doing all the exercises that you recommend. again thank you for changing my life. And thank you for those great smiles you have every time i watch you on the videos they really energize me. see you in July in Chicago.

    Thanks,

    Judy Levine
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Judy on June 3rd 2011
  7. I think it’s important to differentiate between sitting down, and sitting down with terrible posture and compressed organs. I’ve noticed incredible effects through simply improving my posture. No doubt though, those who sit like hunchbacks for 8 hours a day, are going to feel the effects in later life.

    There’s a reason why the standing desks are becoming so popular.

    Filthy Rich Mind on May 30th 2011
  8. I have to agree with some of the other comments here, as an office worker myself I spend alot of time sat down, but I counteract this by walking for about 2 hours a day after work. This probably isn’t a situation a lot of people have as they my physically not have the time, the very least you should try and get up every hour or so to stretch out your muscles and improve circulation.

    Chris Leadley on May 28th 2011
  9. To to play the devil’s advocate here, but we have to remember that statistics shouldn’t be regarded as absolute truth. Statistics give us a good indicator of habits, outcomes, and consequences – but ultimately, every single human being is unique; we need to take statistics and studies with a grain of salt. I sit for eight hours a day at work – but I also make sure that I exercise for at least an hour, outside, every single day. I also get up at least every two hours, walk around, and stretch. We have to have jobs – and not everyone chooses to work as a mountain climbing coach or a server. If you’re currently at a job where you sit, don’t let these statistics provoke any rash actions. But definitely make sure that you’re moving around throughout the day. You don’t need a study to know that.

    Kristyn on May 25th 2011

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