"It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting — in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home — you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and an early death. In other words, irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you."What I appreciated most about this article is that it was clearly well-researched, and the author provides a wealth of references to the scientific literature to support her claims - a refreshing change of pace from most mass-media articles on health and weight-loss. While I'm not likely to purchase a desk treadmill like that shown in the opening photo to the article (didn't even know such things existed!), I am intrigued by the exercise-ball-as-chair idea - if anyone has used these and finds them beneficial, I'd love to hear some feedback.
You can view the article here: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/23/stand-up-while-you-read-this/
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