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Sitting Can Kill You, Even if You Exercise? Yes, Scientists Have Just Proven It

Sitting Can Kill You, Even if You Exercise? Yes, Scientists Have Just Proven It

Normally writing on health isn’t within the scope of what we talk about.

However, considering the act of prepping is all about survival, it’s important you take care of this now so you’re ready to survive when SHTF.

If Zombies are coming down the road you need to be able get away from them quickly.Don’t let them catch you.

And apparently if you sit too much during the day you might die early (especially during the Zombie apocalypse)

Take a look at this report and see what we’re talking about.

CNN news reports on this phenomena:

 

Our entire modern world is constructed to keep you sitting down. When we drive, we sit. When we work at an office, we sit. When we watch TV, well, you get the picture.

And yet, a new study that’s running in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that this kind of sedentary behavior increases our chances of getting a disease or a condition that will kill us prematurely, even if we exercise.

Researchers from Toronto came to this conclusion after analyzing 47 studies of sedentary behavior.

They adjusted their data to incorporate the amount someone exercises and found that the sitting we typically do in a day still outweighs the benefit we get from exercise. Of course, the more you exercise, the lower the impact of sedentary behavior.

The studies showed sedentary behavior can lead to death from cardiovascular issues and cancer as well as cause chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes.

Physical inactivity has been identified as the fourth-leading risk factor for death for people all around the world, according to the World Health Organization.

Prolonged sitting, meaning sitting for eight to 12 hours or more a day, increased your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 90%.

So what can you do to reduce the time you spend engaged in an activity that is not good for you?

The study authors did make some simple suggestions to help you sit less. One is to just be aware of how much you are sitting. That way you can make a goal of reducing that number a little bit each week.

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If you are at work, you could try a standing desk or make it a goal to stand up or walk around for a minute or three once every half an hour.

If you watch TV at night, don’t zoom ahead during the commercials with your DVR. Instead walk around or at least stand up during the show break

So what does that mean for the modern survivalist?

Well apparently it means you can’t just loaf around (as much as you want to). It means prepping doesn’t just come down to pulling together a bunch of supplies and learning hacks. It means more than that.

Prepping is to be done so you’re there to live another day. If you don’t take the appropriate actions now you might find yourself dead long before you ever get to use your survival gear.

Wouldn’t that be a shame.

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