Question asked by Andie Armstrong 2172 days ago
may 2011 idea fitness journal ariticle on page 15, Frequent sitters have....increased risks
What is the difference between sitting and recreational sitting? Does this study differentiate work sitting and TV sitting as extra sitting time?
According to the study, recreational sitting takes place while watching television. The study did not take sitting at work into account.
Thanks for the insight here Andie. I hadn't thought of that not being taken into account. Good eye.
I think it would be wise if work sitting we're included, however. I have clients who do computer work that literally don't get up for the whole day. I encourage them to do standing and stretching breaks. The original study did talk about working standing up for part of the day as being better.
Sitting in general is very bad for you. I have heard it referenced to as the "new smoking". I think this is especially true as we age. Being in the flexed position, on our tail bone is not conducive to good blood flow or hip flexion!