too much sitting is not good...what do you think??

@adhyz82 (36262)
Indonesia
September 26, 2011 3:53am CST
Research over the past 20 years in the U.S. showed that men are more sitting at the computer, probably their life is shorter than person who like sport (exercise)... Research shows how important sport and exercise with moderate intensity, such as jogging about 4 miles a day, not only improves fitness, but also adds age, wow. According to them, industrious men who exercise have a higher life expectancy than men whose lifestyles a lot of sitting at the computer. Exercise regularly to avoid shortening effect of age because of smoking and being overweight. Men with high blood pressure who diligently exercise have half the death rate than those who did not exercise. Men who walk about 15 miles a week or more had a death rate 21 percent lower than men who walked just 4 kilometers a week or less. Regular exercise prevents the tendency of genetic diseases that cause death. The man who one or both parents died before age 65 years, death rates decreased by 25 percent thanks to regular exercise. Men who are very active, including those who love sports, have a life expectancy of the most good. This is due to the death because of heart disease and blood vessels become less. Recent research in New Zealand also showed adverse effects for employees who live in depam more computers. The research mentions that office workers work long hours behind a desk, more prone to deadly blood clots, compared to aircraft passengers who travel long distances. what do you think about this research?? are you afraid when the fact that you are sitting too much because your computer??
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@mantis36 (4237)
• Philippines
26 Sep 11
too much sitting while responding in myLot, so i have to set a time for a day to do stretching, especially whenever there is a brown-out electrical failure, i take the chances to stand and trunk twisting from left to right, circulation of trunks, and trunk rotation too.... how's your back? feeling strain too????
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
26 Sep 11
i spend some of my time one day for sitting and i feel it`s not good for me when iam reading this article.. sometimes i can change some of my time for stand up when i feel too long for sitting...
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
26 Sep 11
I cannot sit for a long period of time either. It hurts my back and my legs and rear, beleiev it or not. I have to get up and move around.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
26 Sep 11
typo: beleiev..... believe
@atleya (947)
• Indonesia
27 Sep 11
Yes adhyz, I often read articles said that it is not good too much sitting. But, the problem I can not avoid it. I must sitting at least 8 hours a day in the office. Sometimes I feel stiff. I try to anticipate it with walking or stand up a few minutes, and I drink a lot of water mineral.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
2 Oct 11
yes. this is our common problems..we must sit and sit.. maybe the solution, every we are tired because too much sit, we must stand up and walk maybe 5 minutes...
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@atleya (947)
• Indonesia
2 Oct 11
yes, but sometimes we are too busy and do not want to leave our chair though we already feel tired.
• Philippines
26 Sep 11
I sit too much but I lie down more often than sitting. Does that mean my life will be shorter than it should be? LOL From now on I will stand even when I'm sleeping. LOL
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Sep 11
really?? what are you doing too much lie down??
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
Sleeping my @ss off.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
30 Sep 11
Yes, i agree. It's not good to sit down too much or for too long because it causes our muscles to lose their functions. For people who are used to sitting, walking a mile seems like eternity to them, but for active personnel, that 1 mile is merely a warm up. Exercise is good for our body because it improves metabolism rate in our body, helping us to burn fats instead of storing them.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
9 Aug 12
yeah..so what about your experience? share please
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
I sit for almost 8 hours 5 days a week at work in front of the computer, now I have varicose vein on my legs. I think sitting specially in Indian sit causes the varicose vein but I can't help it. My body automatically do it.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
2 Oct 11
yes, i think we must do something for helping our body...
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
26 Sep 11
I don't think a whole lot of sitting is good for us either. It is better to get up and move around as much as possible.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Sep 11
yes, but in my fact,it make me more fat
@SHAMRACK (8533)
• India
26 Sep 11
Dear friend, Regular exercise is no doubt could give one a healthy life, that too well maintained exercises. Moreover I feel sitting too much would make some cells inactive and it would remain idle, this may could get it be idle more and more. Moreover the blood circulation is most need part in a healthy body that is well attained while doing exercise. I do had back pains which was gone after I took regular exercises.
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
26 Sep 11
yes, with this reading remind us for always exercising regularly
@paulli3 (312)
• China
9 Aug 12
i agree with you, now i am studying English to get a good grade in TOEFL, so i sit in front of computer everyday, i am crazy and i really tired about it. i feel uncomfortable when i sat for a long time, it is a bad feel, so it is bad for us to sit too much, we need more exercise and more active. it is so important.
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
9 Aug 12
yeah..i think you should change your strategy.. maybe after sitting 1 hours in front of your computer or laptop or reading your book, maybe you should exercise for getting new fresh situation
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
hi, too much sitting will make us more weak,because the circulation of our blood in ot that active unlike when we stand and walk,also aside from that they said that its more longer life we have when we dont sit for the whole day.
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
9 Aug 12
so what is your solution for the worker which must sit in front of the computer more than 8 hours everyday??
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
2 Oct 11
I do chair exercises...I thighten my hip muscles and release, tighten and release several times ever so often. I also move around while sitting..it all helps Also you can pull in your stomach muscles and hold ...any movement helps.
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
9 Aug 12
so it means we should move and move after sitting more than several hours in chair??
• Mexico
2 Oct 11
Hi adhyz: I think that's really interesting information, though I don't actually feel surprised after this researching. Our body need physical activity. I work in an office so I have to be in front of a computer and even in my days off I love to be here in front of a computer. I know the importance of working out and that's what I am doing to get the right balance. I have a Wii with the Wii Fit game and I exercise 30 minutes a day and I'm planning to increase the time working out to one hour a day to stay healthier. ALVARO
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
2 Oct 11
I used to do Wii faithfully...but it took 2 hours to get my calories burned. I used to do various exercises but having to start new ones takes up time for me. I ended up doing a lot of jogging in place... I do recommend the Wii..it was fun while while I did it...
@youless (94290)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Sep 11
It is quite true that sitting for a long time everyday is bad for the health. Probably it will make you over weight and cause the high blood pressure and other disease. Everyday I go to work and go home on foot. It takes me about half an hour. I regard it as my daily exercise since I have to work in the office. So I have to sit in the office for a long time. It is better to do something good for myself. I love China
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
9 Aug 12
good experience and sharing.. i do hope i can be like that everyday when iam sitting too much in front of my laptop..
@Netsbridge (3242)
• United States
26 Sep 11
Plain commonsense and accurate. Sitting or standing or lying in one position for very long hours without stretching in not good for anyone. Good ergonomics requires that you relax or exercise those portions of your body you use often to prevent strain and future injury.
@mantis36 (4237)
• Philippines
26 Sep 11
even a simple deep inhalation and exhalation have a good effect too.... now if you put some stretching, it can be called a YOGA....
• China
26 Sep 11
It is somewhat real,i believe.I have to say with the the high tech development people can live longer though take little exercise.
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
26 Sep 11
yes, with the new technology sometimes make us more lazy for exercising... what a pity with this article, i saw that many bad negative if iam lazy for exercising
@marguicha (103884)
• Chile
26 Sep 11
Basically circulation is very important and to be seated anywhere for hours is very bad, specially for elder people who donĀ“t do much exersice elsewhere. Blood clots happens and even feet edema which is not apparently so bad but ends up in making the heart work more.
• United States
26 Sep 11
I read an article not to long ago stating that if you have an office job and sit a lot, that it's best to get up and move around every hour for about a minute. Now with my job, it's pretty much impossible because if I'm gone for 1 second, someone needs me. That is what this study does. I have been trying to do this since I read it. It's hard, but I guess even if I just stand and stretch it is better than just being still at my desk.