Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Remember that story on how sitting can be fatal?

A while back there was a story going around that sitting at a desk can shorten your life. Your cardiovascular system stalls or clots or something.  Not good.

Now researchers at the Univ of Missouri Columbia have found that six hours of sitting can indeed impair function--but that walking around for 10 mins can restore health even after marathon sits.

It's easy to lose track of time, says Jaume Padilla, PhD, assistant professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at the School of Medicine. Sitting reduces blood flow to the legs--but 10 minutes of walking does something to something called Shear Stress. Something good..

So if a colleague is a few halls or cubicles away--don't text or email--walk over.

You may be a desk potato, but do the "mash" every so often.

See? Saved your life.

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