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    SCI just keeps giving

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it looks like if you can walk at all, you better keep on truckin'. I've been procrastinating on building a standing frame - maybe this will kick me in the butt and get me on my feet some.

    Sitting Too Much Could Be Deadly, Experts Say

    Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    LONDON — Here's a new warning from health experts: Sitting is deadly.
    Scientists are increasingly warning that sitting for prolonged periods — even if you also exercise regularly — could be bad for your health. And it doesn't matter where the sitting takes place — at the office, at school, in the car or before a computer or TV — just the overall number of hours it occurs.

    Research is preliminary, but several studies suggest people who spend most of their days sitting are more likely to be fat, have a heart attack or even die.
    In an editorial published this week in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Elin Ekblom-Bak of the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences suggested that authorities rethink how they define physical activity to highlight the dangers of sitting.

    While health officials have issued guidelines recommending minimum amounts of physical activity, they haven't suggested people try to limit how much time they spend in a seated position.

    "After four hours of sitting, the body starts to send harmful signals," Ekblom-Bak said. She explained that genes regulating the amount of glucose and fat in the body start to shut down.

    Even for people who exercise, spending long stretches of time sitting at a desk is still harmful. Tim Armstrong, a physical activity expert at the World Health Organization, said people who exercise every day — but still spend a lot of time sitting — might get more benefit if that exercise were spread across the day, rather than in a single bout.
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    I'm toast.......

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    I wonder if they did a study of someone stuck in a stander for hours. Would it be any different than sitting? We're still immobile. SCI sucks.
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    I'm toast.......
    Butter me up and pass the jam, I'm right there with you.

    Sitting shuts down your metabolism, makes you fat, puts you at risk of DVT/heart attack/skin breakdown, and wheeling about eats your shoulders. It does make you wonder why bother?
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    didn't we know all this already?

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    Never so conclusively.
    Quote Originally Posted by dash View Post
    didn't we know all this already?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thehipcrip View Post
    Butter me up and pass the jam, I'm right there with you.

    Sitting shuts down your metabolism, makes you fat, puts you at risk of DVT/heart attack/skin breakdown, and wheeling about eats your shoulders. It does make you wonder why bother?
    I suppose because the only other alternative isn't terribly pleasant to think about..... I do understand how wearing this all is over time though, and have sometimes asked myself the very question "why bother?" So far I have always been able to come back from the edge, and hope I can keep doing that.

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    Thanks for the excuse. I get so bored by all forms of routine exercise.
    Quote Originally Posted by addiesue View Post
    I wonder if they did a study of someone stuck in a stander for hours. Would it be any different than sitting? We're still immobile. SCI sucks.
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    You are welcome. I despise my stander. It is over there looking at me right now.
    If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.


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    Passing time standing by playing the Wii (or any video game) is a good mental distraction.
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