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/