Sitting Is Killing You (Even If You’re A Runner)

 

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Two episodes ago, Doug and I discussed the book Blue Zones, and the common habits of people who live to be over 100 years old. In that episode, Doug asked if I had made any lifestyle changes after reading the book. I named a few, but forgot to mention the biggest.

I purchased a standing desk.

You may have read one of the articles floating around about the overwhelming research indicating that sitting is killing us. Runner’s World even calls sitting the new smoking. They argue that the inactivity and hunched over posture is affecting our joints and mobility, and is even linked to diseases like heart disease and cancer.

But us runners don’t have to worry about that, right? Wrong.

In today’s episode, Doug and I discuss the problems sitting can cause on our health, and why even runners should be concerned. The best part? We quote facts!

Here’s what we talk about in this episode:

  • How Matt cured his frequent headaches
  • The effects of sitting on the average person
  • The effects of sitting on the athlete
  • Simple habits for moving more frequently
  • How to use a stand-up desk

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  1. I read that same article by Runner’s World–such an eye-opener! I believe Runner’s Wold released a recent article that standing all day can also be bad for you. While sitting is awful, the big factor is just not being in one position for too long, so whether you’re sitting, standing, walking, etc. they encourage consistently changing your position. Love your podcasts! 🙂

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