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Dangers of Sitting

Primal Foot: Standing on Flat Ground Is Worse Than Sitting

Alex Charfen | Posted 01.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Alex Charfen

Flat ground limits us to a single range of motion, compared to the natural variety of movements we should be accustomed to. This weakens our body and ignores how it has evolved to function optimally.

The Daily Habit That's Hurting Your Liver

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living

It's well known that sitting has been associated with obesity, diabetes and even anxiety, but the simple act of sitting can have adverse effects on th...

Get Up And Do Something! A Sedentary Life Will Kill You; And Sedentary Faith Will Kill Your Spirit

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 09.08.2016 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

According to Dr. James Levine, our sedentary lifestyles are killing our bodies. Two thousand years ago, James, the brother of Jesus, wrote a book making a strikingly similar point: that our sedentary faiths are killing our spirits.

How Not to Sit on Sitting

Bruce Y. Lee | Posted 08.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Bruce Y. Lee

In many ways, reducing sitting involves reconsidering and reconfiguring many of the things that you are doing in your life.

The LeanChair Lets You Sit, Stand And Work At The Same Time

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Technology

There are standing desks, treadmill desks and "breathing" desks, and now there is a leaning desk. You know you want one.

The Entrepreneur's Common Sense Guide to Heart Health

John Bowen | Posted 06.13.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

It's been said that a man with health has a thousand dreams, while a man with no health has but one. Don't you owe it to yourself, your team and your family to not only have a thousand dreams, but also have the energy and engagement to make them happen?

Stand Up or Die Trying

Mark Morford | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

You know what's funny? Back spasms. Not twitches. Not tremors. I'm talking ferocious muscle contractions so sudden and violent they hurl you out of y...

The Painful Truth About Office Back Pain

Greg Voakes | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg Voakes

Let's face it. Work can be a pain. Between deadlines, abrasive coworkers and budget cuts, the full-time office life often threatens to squelch even the cheeriest of employees. Now new research is proving what many of us have suspected for years -- work can be a literal pain, too.

How Sitting Too Much Is Making Us Sick and Fat -- And What to Do About It

Chris Kresser | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Chris Kresser

There's no question that regular exercise is essential to health. For the vast majority of our evolutionary history, we've had to exert ourselves -- often quite strenuously -- to get food, find shelter and simply survive.

Quick Exercise Tips For Work, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | Home

Sitting at a desk all day can be hazardous to your health. Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer stressed the importance of getting up and moving arou...

Health Editors Confess: The Bad Behaviors We Just Can't Give Up

Posted 09.28.2012 | Healthy Living

Recently, we asked readers to share the one food they couldn't resist. And our own staff came out, discussing the health foods we just can't bring our...

Staying Active At Work Will Improve Your Health (VIDEO)

Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Many of us spend hours sitting at a desk each day, but this low energy expenditure can lead to back pain, obesity and even cardiovascular disease and ...

Exercises For Couch Potatoes

Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Wyatt Myers Simply moving more and sitting less can boost your health because of the calorie burning called NEAT, or non-exercise activity therm...

Don't Take This Sitting Down: The Dangers Of Desk Life ... And Some Alternatives

Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living

By now, many of us know the damage we're doing in sedentary desk jobs. Emerging research shows that sitting for long periods of time contributes to ri...

Are You Sitting Down? That Inactivity May Impair Your Health

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

A growing body of scientific study, "inactivity research," shows that prolonged sitting can lead to serious health problems, regardless of whether you exercise and are at fighting weight.

Take A Walk! 6 New Reasons Not To Sit All Day

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living

Consensus is not always an easy thing to come by in the health and wellness worlds, but if there's one topic that inspires seemingly little debate, it...

How To Be More Flexible

Allen N. Wilkins, M.D. | Posted 09.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Allen N. Wilkins, M.D.

There are many good reasons to stretch, especially for those who want to age gracefully, because improving physical condition inside the body also shows on the outside.

Weight Loss Beyond Diet And Exercise

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

t's not just what you eat; it's not just about how you eat or when you go to the gym. It's the system, folks -- the simple facts about our basic life functions.

Is Your Job A Health Hazard?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We really don't need a lot of exotic theories to account for rampant obesity in the modern age. We just need what we have: a massive shift in energy balance.

How To Burn Calories Without Going To The Gym

Andrea Metcalf | Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Metcalf

For those of you who still tell me you donʼt even have 10 minutes to fit in an exercise, I am telling you that multitasking might be your answer.