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    Effects of Sitting---what is too much?

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    I'm wondering about the effects of sitting and it holds true for driving too as well as sitting at a desk. I have converted to a stand up work station but I have meetings in schools where I have to travel to the meeting location and then sit for at least an hour in a meeting. I'm wondering if walking to and from meeting etc will counteract the negative effects of sitting. In primal connection..Mark points out that 23 hours a week is the limit and I'm not sure if that's consecutive, if he recommends getting up every 10 minutes or maybe every hour...I get up every hour or so when I'm in meetings. I just can't sit still! I've had back problems from bike wrecks and the standing workstation has basically eliminated my back pain so I don't want anything to return so I want to ensure that I'm making my best efforts to stay with a healthy back! I'm pretty active in mtn biking and skiing from which most of my back problems stem so when I'm not doing those things, I want to ensure I'm doing my best to maintain. I utilize an inversion table as well.

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    I'm seeing more and more that too much sitting has a negative impact -- regardless of what you do when you are not sitting. Chris Kresser has info on his site.

    I made a New year's resolution to sit less. I now have a stand-up desk at work -- and never sit in my office. I also made a habit of walking around a local track while reading (mostly Kindle) books, checking forums, email, we surfing on tablet.

    Lots of sitting together with lots of cycling is double jeopardy on contracting hamstring and calf muscles.

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    As often as possible, stand while bicycling.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    As often as possible, stand while bicycling.
    My dad actually told me to sit yesterday because standing is bad for my knees... -___-

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    Lolz. What did you tell him?

    People tell me to sit all the time. Like crabs in the crab pot, trying to pull me down. I tell them I'm allergic to sitting, it makes me break out in fat.


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    I just kept standing. It's best not to argue with Asian parents. Even at the age of 25 I might get b*tchslapped.

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    Oh, so silent disobedience trumps explaining yourself. That's exactly how things work here in the hospital, about 40% asian culture here. It's hilarious. Culturally gaining honor by proving to be valiantly autonomous to the point of disobedience as long as it hurts no-one.


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    Lol standing is clearly destructive to the female uterus. As are sports, lifting anything heavier than a child, and going to college. Sorry Turq, you'll never be a good housewife.

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    How does mark arrive at the number 23?

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    I am also worried about this. Sitting at a desk is part of my job, my job is what pays bills so I need to find a way to make it work.

    I downloaded an app that tracks my daily steps.

    I am aiming for 10,000 steps on non workout days and 6,000 + on workout days. going ok so far but when you work at a desk from 8-5/6 10,000 steps is a lot!
    2010 - 5,11 and 101KG

    2012 - 5,11 and 77KG

    Train hard, eat well and love life

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