Sitting All Day, Hazardous?

Sitting All Day, Hazardous?

Guilty. Creating Telluride Inside… and Out each day means way too much sitting. And yes, I hike, practice (and teach) yoga, cross-train, but apparently that does not go far enough to mitigate the inherent higher risks of heart attack, stroke, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and earlier death. Found the following article by Sarah Klein in HuffPost Lifestyle that explains further.


Typically, when we think about enduring an injury, we imagine we have to do something — and usually do it wrong — to bring on the pain.

But sometimes discomfort is due to doing nothing whatsoever. Case in point: Sitting at your sedentary desk job.


Spending too much time sitting has been linked to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, metabolic syndrome and earlier death, and even the most dedicated of exercise regimens won’t undo all the damage.

“We were built to move,” Steven Conway, Ph.D., a chiropractor and attorney in Athens, Wisconsin, and a spokesperson for the American Chiropractic Association, tells The Huffington Post. “The non-moving is the hardest thing on us.”

Most of us can probably recall a time when our backs ached or our heads pounded after a tough day at the office, but sometimes the cause of the pain isn’t so obvious. Below you’ll find some of the most common sitting-related ailments and Conway’s tips on how to protect yourself, stat…

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