Don’t Get Too Comfy on That Couch

Jul 23rd, 2010

Don’t Get Too Comfy on That Couch

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Photo from NY Times Article

Thanks to Papa Brad for passing along the following article from the NY Times, titled "The Men Who Stare at Screens."  The article sheds light on a growing body of research that suggests that sitting for prolonged periods of time can lead to some serious health issues (such as increasing the risk for heart disease).  What’s interesting is that according to the article, even healthy amounts of exercise cannot undo the harm caused by sitting for prolonged periods of time, day after day, week after week.

The take-home point:  get up and move during the day!  It doesn’t have to be anything like a CF WOD; it can be as simple as walking around the block to clear your head.  Think low intensity here.

Read the full article here:  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/phys-ed-the-men-who-stare-at-screens/

DISCUSSION 7 Comments

  1. newG July 23, 2010 at 5:10 am

    great way to end the cycle mike.

  2. Bad Brad July 23, 2010 at 6:59 am

    I call bumpkiss on this.

    Just too many variables to isolate to come to this conclusion.

     

     

  3. Moses B July 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    dig it … good article

  4. TomC July 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    It’s a good thing I vigorously use my Shake Weight while seated in front of my computer all day long. If not, I might be in trouble. When things really get stressful, I use two Shake Weights and a Thigh Master. It looks a little strange, but I predict I will live forever because of those devices.

    Also, honey is sugar, Justin, but I agree that curling is not a sport.

  5. Justin McNulty July 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Tom, Honey is my new sugar substitute, and YES it gives me energy!!! Bee sugar is GOOD:)

  6. TomC July 23, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I think I need to get in on some competitive eating.

  7. jrsandoval July 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    heads up about tomorrow’s oly class. butch curry (lifttilyadie.com) will be subbing for joann. butch is 80’s big.