Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic at Arizona State University coined the phrase “Sitting is the new smoking” and he said “Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death.” In fact, medical research is consistently showing evidence that prolonged sitting is linked to cancer, heart disease and Type-2 diabetes. Now that winter is behind us, perhaps we should wage our own, personal war on sitting.

What can be done is pretty simple, stay on your feet as much as possible. Take the longest way to get from place to place, and avoid elevators as much as you can. When you are on the phone, stand up and pace where you can. Try not to stand still and just don’t sit when it can be avoided. At home force yourself to walk around and avoid “saving steps”. For example, take things out of the dryer or dishwasher one or two pieces at a time and carry them off to put away – back and forth and back and forth. During TV commercials, get up a go somewhere (just not to the refrigerator)!

The Mayo Clinic says that most of us sit for over six hours a day. Take a look at your sitting time and try to plan ways to cut it in half. Medical researchers say that such a half-time cut in sitting can add up to two years to your life. It is certainly worth a try.

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