This is my second post on the damage of sitting too much today. As regular readers know I feel strongly about the damage smoking does to the body and this very extensive write up of how sitting too much hurts you covers even more ground than I have in previous posts.
By James Wallace Harris, Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The new catch phrase I’m hearing is “Sitting is the New Smoking.” This statement conveys so much. It triggers memories about my dad, who died when I was 18, and he was 49. He was a smoker, and survived two heart attacks and a stroke before he died on his third heart attack. I always wondered how long he would have lived if he had never smoked. It’s a shame he didn’t learn that smoking was bad when he was growing up, but that knowledge just wasn’t common back then. What future common knowledge are we missing out on now? Is sitting really the new smoking?
I have to wonder if my life would have been different if I had known sitting was so bad. I’ve had back problems for years, and at the moment I’m having neck problems, with a pinched…
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