August 2, 2011 The Asset Queen

Stand up for yourself!

“One of the most dangerous activities in your day could be lurking right below you.”

That’s the first line in an amazing article I want to share with you–and it’s not talking about the pavement moving beneath your feet! It’s talking about the fatty assets we sit on.Sitting 1

You know I am ALWAYS telling you to move your assets. Here is scientific proof that we absolutely need to do that in order to have a healthy life:

“Studies across the board have shown that sitting for prolonged periods of time has proven negative effects.

"According to a recent study by the American Journal of Epidemiology, sitting more than six hours a day can raise your risk of death–even those who regularly exercise.”

Notice that last line: “Even those who regularly exercise.” Wow! So if you work out with me 5 days a week, but still sit in front of the computer or TV for 6 hours a day…

Yes, life gets in the way, but here’s what these studies say you can do about it:

“Though time spent sitting is usually an inevitable part of the day, learn to take important steps to minimize its burden on your body.

"Re-evaluate the time you spend on the couch, at a desk, or in the car, and learn to stand up for yourself.”

Sitting 2You’ve read posts from me right here saying THAT over and over again, haven’t you?? (It’s so nice when the scientific community catches up with me LOL.) You know my tips:

  • Walk instead of driving when you can.
  • Stand instead of sitting when you can.
  • Put that cart back in the store.
  • Don’t look for the closest parking space.
  • Go into the store or bank; don’t use the drive-through
  • Etc. etc. etc.

Make moving your assets a part of your life and you will have a long and healthy life.

Want to read more:  Stand up for yourself: The health risks of sitting

 

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