Thursday, January 26, 2012

Just Get Off Your Ass

I’d have been a bit, um, stricter in tone and instructions, but this is very timely, given what I said in the comments yesterday.

How Sitting All Day Is Damaging Your Body

5 comments:

Kate said...

This is timely. It's my third week back from Christmas holidays, and I'm finding my energy slipping away. I didn't do any epic exercising over my vacation, but my activity levels were up. I ran or walked every day, and I just moved more, even doing housework. I am trying so hard to keep those good habits going, but I can feel control over it slipping away. I get home from my office job a zombie, who just wants to... sit more! I've been tearing my hear out about why - I have the time, and the willingness, and the determination, but I just can't... seem... to... do it! Even when I DO get off my butt, it doesn't have the same zing it did when I was on vacation. I think this might answer why - my body is sleeping even when I'm not.

I had SAD last winter, the worst ever, and I think it was from lack of activity (for various logistical reasons). I do not want to go back there, but I can't seem to keep from slipping. I just set an hourly reminder, and hopefully that will help me support those habits. Practical advice. I love it. So, thanks!

snozma said...

Not even all day--for just too many hours at one time!!!

WHICH I HAVE DONE for years. Yikes!

Everyone who writes should do it standing up. How loathsome that Donald Rumsfeld knew about this before me.

heather g said...

Hiya, I have been running 5-7km 2-3 times per week for a few years thanks to you. Tomorrow my son (8) and I are doing his first funrun (only my second one). Does hb ever go running with you?

r3 said...

Um,
I miss your posts. Can you post something new? Here's a topic--continuous BCPs for the perimenopausal. It could be about anything, though, and I'd read it.
Thanks,
a fan

P.S. I would also bump those disturbing cross section images down further on your page and then I wouldn't have to see them when I come back and check and see if you've posted.

r3 said...

I can't type--I meant to type "It" would bump the disturbing cross section lower ...

Another question--awhile back when HB was younger, you found a book about working with *prickly children* that you liked and seemed to find comfort in--I searched through your old posts and can't find it. Can you remind me? Going through a rough patch of sensitivity and need a light ...