I ran into my friend Trey Lamont the other day. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur and a devoted father, Trey is a talented athlete whose accomplishments include multiple Washington-state tae kwon do championships. I invited him to my book launch party (which was happening that night), and naturally he asked what the book […]
A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that sedentary behavior is associated with an increased risk of depression. People who sit for prolonged periods are at 25% greater risk for depression. The meta-analysis is the first study to evaluate all of the literature on depression and sedentary behavior. A group […]
Read all about the science behind “sitting disease” in Scared Sitless: The Office Fitness Book.
Wally confronts Dilbert’s pointy-headed boss with his concerns about “sitting disease.” Fun stuff. Dilbert by Scott Adams, Nov. 17, 2013
There is growing evidence of the dangers of prolonged sitting, and the modern economy makes more people it. Luckily, we finally have some popular interest in this important topic. I believe it was this study, Television Viewing Time and Mortality: The Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab), 2010, that started the recent spate of […]
Yesterday, I talked about the dangers of prolonged sitting. In a perfect world, we would all be able to use a standing desk, a treadmill desk, or another healthy work set-up. Alas, most of us are stuck in a real world that doesn’t always have the budget or the physical space to accommodate such innovations. […]
Sitting at a desk all day can kill you. Really. Several recent research studies and scientific articles have revealed alarming links between sedentary behavior and a number of deadly diseases. Here are summaries of just a few of them: Too much sitting: a novel and important predictor of chronic disease risk?This editorial in the British […]
We are sitting more now than at any point in history. We used to work on farms and in factories. We used to hand-craft barrels or hammer out horse shoes or weave rugs. Now most of us are office workers, sitting on our keisters all day. Using “active sitting” part of each day puts your […]