Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Sitting Down Will Let You Finally Rest Two Years Sooner

"Sitting down for more than three hours a day can shave a person's life expectancy by two years, even if he or she is physically active and refrains from dangerous habits like smoking, according to a study to be published on Tuesday in the online journal BMJ Open." If you're worried, here's a guide to standing desks.

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BadUncle (#153)

And that's why I spend my days lying on a couch.

Rosebud (#4,107)

@BadUncle Amen.

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

@BadUncle: If you're lying to your therapist, you're missing the point.

BadUncle (#153)

@SidAndFinancy Point taken by this layman.

Phil Koesterer (#2,708)

Can I start smoking again?

deepomega (#1,720)

Yeah, well, if you're sitting that much you don't have anything to live for anyway.

TableNine (#1,104)

Yeah, but they shave those two years off the end.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

People who smoke, drink and sit won't be elderly all that long. Statistically elderly.

TableNine (#1,104)

@Tulletilsynet so you're saying I've discovered the cure for old age? Neat!

I set up a standing desk and believe me, it's changed my life. Now I don't get cigarette ash all over my lap anymore.

Alternate take : I prefer the standing desk because it makes drinking while working feel more like being at an actual bar.

atipofthehat (#797)

That's why I prefer being suspended in a space-age nutritive gel.

riotnrrd (#840)

@atipofthehat If it's good enough for veal, it's good enough for me!

atipofthehat (#797)


Hell, it's good enough for Hormel's tinned SPAM.

Pandemic Endemic (#3,825)

Take a stand against sitting!

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