Freedom is to be able to choose to walk a path like this whenever I want to…
Not had able to do so for 35 years I so much appreciate my freedom now.
If you have your images turned off while surfing then here’s the text: (the text below is using the term “fat”, no offense, it means a BMI >30)
Wheater tending our crops or hunting wild boar, most of our lives as humans were lived on our feet. But with the advent of TV, computer and the desk job, we’re sitting down more than ever before in history: 9,3 hours a day, even more time than we spend sleeping (7.7 hours). Our bodies weren’t built for that, and it’s starting to take its toll. You might want to stand up for this.
Sitting 6+ hours per day makes you up to 40% likelier to die within 15 years than someone who sits less than 3. Even if you exercise.
Obese people sit for 2.5 more hours per day than think people.
1 in 3 americans is obese.
Sitting expends almost no energy.
Effects of sitting aren’t just long term though. Your body goes into meltdown the moment you sit down.
As soon as you sit:
After 2 hours:
Good cholestetrol drops 20%
After 24 hours:
Insulin effectiveness drop 24% and risk of diabetes rises.
For many of us, sitting for 8 hours a day at our job is inevitable. But it’s the extra sitting outside of work that turns a serious problem deadly.
The recommended 30 minutes of activity per is not enough. Interrupt sitting whenever you can and do:
Walking burns 3-5 times the calories that sitting does. Take every opportunity to walk around the office.
Those who sit 3 hours or more per day watching TV are 64% more likely to die from heart disease.
Of those who sit in front of the TV 3 hours per day, those who exercise are just as fat as those who don’t.
Each extra hour of watching TV = 11% higher death risk.
Sitting time adds up, whether it’s at the desk or in the car. Walk, ride your bike and take stairs instead of the elevator. Also, interrup sitting time whenever you can.
Sitting at 135 degrees puts less strain on your back than hunching forward or even sitting straight.
A hundred years ago, when we were all out toiling in the fields and factories, obesity was basically nonexistent. But since we can’t exactly run free in the fields til the end of our days, we have to help our bodies in other ways. we have to stand for our right to stand up.
by Lord George Gordon Byron:
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more,
From these our interviews, in which I steal
From all I may be, or have been before,
To mingle with the Universe, and feel
What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal.
On Facebook I see it’s very popular with all kind of quotes and if I see one more shitty (pardon my French) quote I’ll scream …
Here’s one of the best, IMHBAO (in my humble but accurate opionion).
Graphic is made by me and if you want to share it be my guest, if you want to include at link to me, then great.
I have taken up a challenge: to do a 12 day hike in Lapland, Finland this year!!!
We will walk for 6-8 hours a day with backpacks, sleep in shelters or under wind and water proof material.
It is all exciting and I write about it at http://arctichikingfinland.wordpress.com
The charity we support is Children with Cancer, check out our charity site at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/arctichikingfinland