Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Read on.  I'm not back to writing about spring cleaning. We read quite often about the dangers of sitting too much.  Mayo Clinic reports that increased time sitting has been linked to increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, elevated cholesterol levels, etc. I also read that increased time sitting leads to an increase of risk for cardiovascular events.  Mary Yates reported on advantages of sitting from a study from Canada. Variables such as age, smoking, activity levels entered into the equation, but in the end choosing to stand even a small amount of time is much better than constant sitting. In another article, Rutten and colleagues coin the phrase STUFF, Stand Up For Fitness, believing that most of us are just not aware of the dangers of constant sitting. I hear that some companies choose to have stand up meetings.  No sitting allowed means shorter meeting time, but also healthier employees. Create times for STUFF in your own life.  STUFF when talking on the phone is the first one that comes to mind. Feel free to share other times for STUFF.
Resource: Research Bites by Mary Yoke, M.A., M.M. ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal