Did you know there’s a “Sitting Disease”?
Yup, Sitting Disease…
So….All this sitting is gonna bite me in the ass. (Pun totally intended!)
Hmmm. And one site (I read several!) suggested that getting up off said ass to exercise (shudder) isn’t necessarily going to save me…Well alrighty then. Way to motivate me….NOT.
Yes, I know, I know…a sedentary lifestyle is bad and will lead to all sorts of ailments and maladies…Metabolic Syndrome as my Doctor has related it to me; I much prefer that term to Sitting Disease for crying out loud. And then to tell me that after having had this disease for an extended period of time that adding 30 minutes of daily exercise to my day ain’t gonna help?? That just causes me to go “Fine. Might as well think about that while I sit here and eat this bag of pork rinds”….
One website I read has huge glaring headers (in purple I might add) “94% MORE LIKELY TO DIE!!!” for women who sit 6 or more hours per day as opposed to those who sit 3 hours or less. These numbers included commute time and work time….So basically, if you have, say, a 30 minute commute to work each way, and work an normal 8 hour day at a desk job….YOU’RE SCREWED AND GOING TO DIE PRONTO.
Men fared better, the same scenario for them only yielded a 48% increase in their likelihood to die from Sitting Disease. But still…..
I may have to start watching “Real Housewives” standing up….