If you’ve sat for more than one hour, it’s been too long

Intermittent Movement Benefits Your Health. Here’s How to Get More of It into Your Work Day


By Dr. Mercola

Over 50 percent of American men, and 60 percent of American women, never engage in any vigorous physical activity lasting more than 10 minutes per week.1 This despite a growing body of research clearly showing that “exercise deficiency” threatens your overall health and mental well-being, and shortens your lifespan.
That said, even if you fall into the other half of the population that exercises or are even a highly competitive and fit athlete, you may still endanger your health simply by sitting too much.
For example, one 2012 analysis2 that looked at the findings from 18 studies found that those who sat for the longest periods of time were twice as likely to have diabetes or heart disease, compared to those who sat the least.
Worse yet, it appears that temporary vigorous exercise can’t even compensate for the damage incurred by prolonged daily sitting!
In fact, it’s becoming increasingly clear that staying active—and by that I mean engaging in virtually any physical movement—as much as possible, throughout the day, is critical for health and longevity. It even appears to be more important, in the big scheme of things, than a regularly scheduled fitness routine…

Sitting Down Too Much Raises Your Risk of Heart Failure

Besides increasing your risk of metabolic problems, researchers warn that the combination of sitting too much and exercising too little can more than double the risk of heart failure in men.3, 4 As reported by USA Today:5

“The risk of heart failure was more than double for men who sat for at least five hours a day outside of work and didn’t exercise very much compared with men who were physically active and sat for less than two hours a day… The risk was lowest for men who exercised the most and sat for fewer than two hours a day…

Government statistics show almost half of people report sitting more than six hours a day, and 65 percent say they spend more than two hours a day watching TV. ‘If you’ve been sitting for an hour, you’ve been sitting too long,’ says James Levine, co-director of Obesity Solutions at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and Arizona State University.”

This study6 also confirms the alarming findings of earlier ones, which is that a regular fitness routine does NOT counteract the effects of prolonged sitting. The study—which followed more than 82,000 men for 10 years—found that these risk correlations held true no matter how much they exercised! 


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8 Responses to “If you’ve sat for more than one hour, it’s been too long”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Chris Spivey, Kevin Field Maud Dib etc


  2. Anonymous says:

    Hillary Clinton’s speech for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries meeting in Las Vegas on Thursday was interrupted when a woman in the audience threw, “what was described as” a shoe at the former Secretary of State. The shoe thrower was taken into custody following the incident, clapping broke out which quickly stopped.
    Hillarys support for US torture and terrorism has angered people the world over.
    Clinton, who wasn’t hit by the flying object, made a puerile joke about it before moving on with her speech to a supportive crowd of about 1,000 people. Here’s a recap from the Las Vegas Review-Journal

    “Is that somebody throwing something at me?” Clinton asked, trying to see out from the stage at the Mandalay Bay.
    “My goodness, I didn’t know that solid waste management was so controversial,” she added, referring to what she was talking about when the protester acted several minutes into her speech.

    Update, 8:02 p.m.: We now have, via ABC News, video of the shoe-throwing incident! Be sure to watch all the way through to see the alleged shoe-thrower’s triumphant march out of the auditorium and into custody.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I agree excercise is good for the health but what about people whose job involves sitting at a desk all day with no chance to move away between breaks.
    I know people that are active and have jobs that involve being on their feet walking about all the time yet are on medication for heart problems.
    Excercise is not enough on it’s own, a persons diet and mental attitude has to be taken into account also
    My mother is 90 years old in Jume and on no medication what so ever. She walks for 2 hours every morning around the shops ( just for the excercise element) She spends 2 hours in the afternoon doing puzzle books to keep her mind active – she has no alzheimers or dementia.
    She eats a balanced diet and NEVER eats margerine or vegeatable oils she only ever eats animal fats – butter and lard.
    She smokes and has done since the age of 16.
    She holidays in Spain every year.
    She is as fit as a fiddle and can climb stairs as quick as a mountain goat.

  4. Anon says:

    I better go for a walk!

    – Aangirfan

  5. Anonymous says:

    They say laughter is good for the soul but I think it’s also good for your health. Stress related diseases are reported to be the biggest killers.
    So a short walk every hour, a NON GMO diet and lots of laughing should do it I reckon.
    At least if we don’t live long we’ll be happy with all the laughing going on

  6. TMWKTMBNE says:

    Walter Vieth of ‘Amazing Discoveries’

    ‘Tyrants, Wars and Revolutions’ lecture number 215, ‘Total Onslaught’ series.

    The research and information contained in this series of lectures by Viet, a Professor of Zoology, is astounding.

    The SDA church has a history of revealing truth about the hidden workings of the powers of this world, although I’m not sure about their SDA theology.

    There is so much information in these lectures; I’ve watched most of them several times over.
    Here are some quotes from the lecture:

    Hitler said, “I learnt much from the order of the Jesuits…Until now there has never been anything more grandiose on earth than the hierarchical system of the Catholic Church. I transferred much of this organisation in to my own party.”
    (Quoted from ‘Secret History of the Jesuits’, Edmond Paris, 1975)

    “It was a Jesuit Priest, Father Staempfle, not Hitler, who wrote Mein Kampf.”
    (Behind The Dictators, Leo H Lehman, Agora Publishing, New York, 1942.pp26)

    From Roman Catholic publication Civilta Cattolica stated in the 1930’s:
    “Fascism is the regime that corresponds most closely to the Concepts of the Church of Rome”
    (Quoted from Days of Our Years, Pierre Von Paassen, Hillman-Curl, Inc., 1939, pp.465)

    Here’s the link:



    “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.”
    Ephesians 5:11

    I’ve also emailed this to TAP even though he doesn’t reply to my emails any more. I’ve requested that he doesn’t post any space alien pics along with this post (if he decides to post it!)
    Anyway, I’m preparing something else for TAP readers perusal…Mobius 666 logos on official UK government letterheads? Yes, I have the evidence…

  7. Anonymous says:

    TMWKTMBNE excellent, hurry with the Mobius 666 logos. Looking forward to that

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