Another Shocking Discovery of Science

I want you to be sure you are prepared for this one. It has been awhile since I have seen something this pertinent come through the medical research community. Duane, one of our readers and Loren both caught this one for me. This one comes to us from Yahoo news about a research team of Health Experts in London who came to this incredibly bold conclusion. Sitting too Much Could Be Deadly.

Here we are in the year 2010 and it took a team of Health Experts from London to tell us that sitting for long periods of time is potentially bad for us. The article tells us that “Research is preliminary, but several studies suggest people who spend most of their days sitting are more likely to be fat, have a heart attack or even die.”

I am not sure about death but what I do not to be fact and I have plenty of years in the industry to prove it is that sitting for long periods at a time will destroy your muscular efficiency. We have talked about this many times and detail it quite a bit in our 4 Laws of Training Posts. Our bodies are constantly changing based on the stimulus they receive. If the stimulus you give to your muscular system is to be dormant, sure enough it will become dormant.

It does not take research for us to understand that sitting is not a good choice. This is true regardless of your fitness goals. Losing weight, gaining flexibility, or running a 10k. Sitting for extended periods will make achieving these goals incredibly hard.

Do yourself a favor and allow the Experts in London to spend their time researching something that we might not be able to figure out for ourselves.

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  1. eric said:

    I am glad someone finally took the time to do this research

    January 25th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

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