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The Dangers of Sitting Too Long - the Mindblowing Research
How one article became my new path to a healthier lifestyle...
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I run the production side of PaidLetter with my partner M.T. Smith.
Recently, I discovered the downside of sitting for extended periods without activity. The nature of my work requires me to spend large amounts of time in front of monitors. This leads to sitting or what I am now calling over-sitting.
During my college years, I was very active. Always a bit of a loner my passion was running. Unfortunately, as the years moved on I got out of my running regiment and more time was spent in the gym.
But life is funny in the way you can drift away from even the best habits.
Here's the headline:
"Sitting or lying down for too long increases your risk of chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Too much sitting can also be bad for your mental health."
It's easy to let headlines like these roll by you without any examination. We are all just too busy these days.
So let's dig in.
Shocking, yet true:
According to WebMD: "By the age of 40, about half of us have cholesterol deposits in our arteries, After 45, men may have a lot of plaque buildup. Signs of atherosclerosis in women are likely to appear after age 55."
Now you may get news about a younger friend or family member who died "suddenly" from a heart attack. You gasp finding it hard to believe. The person seemed healthy, maybe even had a fitness routine, and worst yet, maybe they were skinny!
(We all tend to think of heart attacks happening with older, fatter, unhealthy folks).
So how is this "suddenly" thing happening?
According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine:
"By the time many people reach their 20s, blockages that disrupt the flow of blood already exist within their arteries."
Yes, so shocking but true.
And according to NYUlangone.org:
"The leading cause of death and disability worldwide, coronary artery disease affects 17.6 million Americans, killing 450,000 annually."
What is the life expectancy of heart failure?
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Page Updated Last on: Aug 20, 2023