Thursday, June 09, 2011

Sitting Can Be As Deadly As Smoking?

Apparently so.
Smoking cigarettes is the cause of so much preventable, deadly disease. But now new research shows sitting for long stretches of time may be just as dangerous.

“Smoking certainly is a major cardiovascular risk factor and sitting can be equivalent in many cases,” explained Dr. David Coven.

Dr. Coven is a cardiologist. He says several new studies show prolonged sitting is now being linked to increased risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and even early death.
I guess that is why I get out and run/walk/run.

Running from the reaper so to speak.

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