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Sitting Is Bad for Our Health. Should We Squat More Instead?
March 11, 2020 | The New York Times | By Gretchen Reynolds.

inactivity is associated with ill health in so much of the world. Rest, after all, seems as if it should be good for us. But study after study links more time spent sitting with increased risks for poor cholesterol profiles, heart disease, diabetes and other conditions, even among people who exercise.
exercise  fitness  health_risks  inactivity  mens'_health  metabolic  squats 
20 days ago by jerryking
Sitting for More Than 13 Hours a Day May Sabotage the Benefits of Exercise
April 10, 2019 |The New York Times | By Gretchen Reynolds.

Regular exercise reduces the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and many other chronic conditions. Even a single workout can improve our metabolisms, studies show, so that we burn fat more efficiently after meals and keep our blood sugar and insulin levels steady.

Inactivity, meanwhile, has almost the opposite physiological effects. People who spend most of their waking hours sitting face heightened risks for many chronic diseases. They often also experience metabolic problems that raise the risk of diabetes and heart disease, including insulin resistance, poor blood sugar control and high levels of triglycerides, the fatty acids from food that linger in the blood if they are not metabolized.
inactivity  sedentariness  mens'_health  disease  exercise  fitness  metabolism 
april 2019 by jerryking
Your Work Is Never Done, Retirement and Estate Planning Article
Nov 1, 1997 | Inc. Magazine | by Steven Berglas.Dr. Steven Berglas is a management consultant and a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School...There are many ways to explain why vital, productive, and creative company builders balk at the prospect of becoming professionally inactive during retirement. In fact, it is not difficult to understand why a person who gets a lot of psychological lifts from a career would view surrendering them as undesirable. A few things about passive retirement to bear in mind include: 1. The bigger you are, the harder you will fall. 2. If you have grown accustomed to the limelight, stay out in the sun.
CEOs  entrepreneur  estate_planning  inactivity  retirement  Second_Acts 
may 2012 by jerryking
Stand Up While You Read This! - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com
February 23, 2010, 6:20 pm
Stand Up While You Read This!
By OLIVIA JUDSON
fitness  exercise  sedentariness  inactivity 
february 2010 by jerryking

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