Why Sitting Kills While Moving Heals

January 6, 2014

If you’re like most people, you probably spend a large portion of each day in a seated position. It’s hard to avoid these days, as computer work predominates, and most also spend many hours each week driving to and from work.

Mounting research now suggests that sitting in and of itself is an independent risk factor for poor health and premature death—even if you exercise regularly.

Dr. Joan Vernikos, former director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division and author of Sitting Kills, Moving Heals, presents a simple yet powerful scientific explanation for why sitting has such a dramatic impact on your health, and how you can simply and easily counteract the ill effects of sitting.

The good news is that you can prevent, and to a great degree delay, the damage associated with a large portion of biological aging, especially the most crippling, which is pain with movement and loss of flexibility that you had as a youth.

The key is to interrupt your sitting by changing positions as much as possible throughout the day!

One of the most exciting aspects of this research is that it shows how dynamic and changeable the human body is. You can reverse damage already incurred, and it’s never too late to start!

Read more from this article at:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/06/23/vernikos-sitting-kills.aspx