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While I totally agree and I would add that even if there is no real harm from sitting all day getting up and doing things is so much more interesting. But (you knew there was a "but") all of my aunts sat around. Even the few who worked outside the home sat around for their entire retirement. All my aunts lived into their late 80's and early 90's. I might add that they were all fat/overweight too. My 97 year old cousin who just passed away a few months ago sat around for most of her adult life. I'm simply unconvinced that sitting around is universally harmful. Perhaps it is for people with health issues but certainly not everyone.
well said. Every few years or so there's this fad about "sitting is bad", usually launched by some "scientist" who promotes working while standing up or using one of those ball chairs for example.
Which then turns out to be a "study" funded by a manufacturer of just such products a bit later after which the whole thing fades out.
Sure, getting up and taking a walk every hour or so is a good idea. Clears your head, stretches your muscles, etc. etc.
But there's nothing fundamentally wrong with sitting.
Same can be said about standing. Do that all day long and it's bad for your body as well.
And same again for laying down. It's not for nothing that people who're in a coma get given physio, get turned over in their beds, etc. etc.. Muscle atrophy sets in quickly if those leg and back muscles aren't used...