It has become rather silly to me in the last few years to watch how every conceivable ailment people suffer from has become something we must, or can “fix”.
The Price We Pay for Sitting Too Much
New formulas for how long we should spend sitting and standing in a workday
New research is helping medical experts devise formulas for how long a typical office worker should spend sitting and standing.
Studies have found that sedentary behavior, including sitting for extended periods, increases the risk for developing dozens of chronic conditions, from cancer and diabetes to cardiovascular disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Some ergonomics experts warn that too much standing also can have negative effects on health, including a greater risk for varicose veins, back and foot problems, and carotid artery disease.
“The key is breaking up your activity throughout the day,” said Alan Hedge, a professor of ergonomics at Cornell University. “Sitting all day and standing all day are both bad for you,” he said.
For every half-hour working in an office, people should sit for 20 minutes, stand for eight minutes and then move around and stretch for two minutes, Dr. Hedge recommends, based on a review of studies that he has presented at corporate seminars and expects to publish. He says standing for more than 10 minutes tends to cause people to lean, which can lead to back problems and other musculoskeletal issues.”
The truth none of these “Professional Opinion Experts” wants us to see is that WE ALL BREAK DOWN AND DIE eventually.
Usually in something around 72 years, though sometimes much earlier due to accident or illness.
The idea that we must be doing something wrong if we get sick just won’t leave the public psyche apparently. I wish that people would laugh at these supposed “experts” who change their advice from week to week based on little more than their own observations.
Get over it: life is a limited experience.
And while you are realizing that, ENJOY it! It is limited after all!