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  • May 16, 2016

Sitting On It

This has seemed to crop up everywhere these days. Has been for a while but now I hear it everywhere. Sitting is oh so bad. Pffft and I’m a duck. These nuts say you should never sit. They go on and on how that sitting is the new smoking. They compare it to every bad thing going. It’s like humans have never sat before these recent years.

Then they did some study, at some university I ignored the title of, finding that those who sit less than an hour a day live a whopping WHOLE 2 months longer than those who sit more than an hour a day. Woweee. That is going to make me stand 24/7 now. 2 months. That is soooo worth it. Maybe I should quit lying down and gain 2 days longer. Pfffft.

Eat right, get off your butt every now and then and Poof! Sitting isn’t so bad. People have sat since cavemen could. Cats sit. Dogs sit, some even on command. Worms would sit if they could. (just go with it)

If sitting is as bad as smoking I’m a purple duck. Plus many jobs require you to sit as well. Can go all ergonomically friendly and crap all you want, you still have to sit. And have you ever done retail or talked to someone who has? Guess what? Many have feet issues and back problems at the end of the day and they’ve been…wait for it…NOT sitting.

So pfffft to all the sitting nuts. Yeah, anything excessively is bad for you. Drinking too much water can kill you and we absolutely need that to live. Sitting is yet another cop out for those who want to be lazy bums, eat crap and not move. So let’s all blame sitting.

Are you sitting as you read this? Gonna tell me to sit on it? This rant just popped on in and I gave it a spin. Are you going to go stand 24/7 to get those extra 2 months?

Enjoy life, forget the strife.


Alex J. Cavanaugh

2016-05-16 11:54:25 Reply

I was going to get up, but think I’ll stay in my seat a little longer.
It’s not that people are sitting. It’s that they get no exercise. Duh!

    Pat Hatt

    2016-05-16 12:10:28 Reply

    Yep, that is it. Plain and simple. Yet let’s blame sitting. pffft


2016-05-18 20:07:59 Reply

I exercise almost every day, but I wouldn’t give up my standing desk… Unless someone took away the back pain, too. Of course, standing all day, as you say, isn’t good either. You should take breaks from both. And exercise!!!

    Pat Hatt

    2016-05-18 23:03:41 Reply

    Yep, that is what you must do. A standing desk would come in handy as well.

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