Article: Stand Up While You Read This!

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  1. Oh its me 20

    Oh its me 20 New Member

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    Might be a repost. Sharing anyway.

    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/23/stand-up-while-you-read-this/?emc=eta1

    "You may think you have no choice about how much you sit. But this isn’t true. Suppose you sleep for eight hours each day, and exercise for one. That still leaves 15 hours of activities. Even if you exercise, most of the energy you burn will be burnt during these 15 hours, so weight gain is often the cumulative effect of a series of small decisions: Do you take the stairs or the elevator? Do you e-mail your colleague down the hall, or get up and go and see her? When you get home, do you potter about in the garden or sit in front of the television? Do you walk to the corner store, or drive?"
     
  2. brasheye

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    I put a fleshlight on the cranks of a bicycle which is turned by a eleectric generator which rotates to get me off. When I'm bulking I do it properly.
     
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    so glad I have a job where I'm on my feet most of the day. I also set up my desk at home to a height where I can only use it standing. I just ended up getting a tall stool :o but I still stand half the time. Maybe it's good for exercise or calorie burn or whatever crap I just like it because my hip mobility improved a ton when I stopped sitting all day.
     
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    Dick Cheney used to do all of his writing at a standing desk when he was the VP.
     
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    he was also standing when he blasted his friend in the face with a shotgun
     
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    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    He was also standing when he had his fifth heart attack.
     
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    He was also standing when he ordered the slaughter of millions of Iraqis.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Millions? rofl
     
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    They say 120,000 documented. I figure that they are only counting 1 for every 10 that are actually killed. So thus 1.2 million.
     
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    lol Cheney blasted someone in the face with a shotgun and the guy apologized to him.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Since you're pulling numbers out of the air I'd just go ahead and say billions. Go for the gold man.
     
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    http://www.iraqbodycount.org/database/
    thats the documented number dead. I can guarantee its at least 10xs that shit.
     
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    It obviously didn't pay off. Dude has a heart attack like clockwork.
     
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    you guarantee it? does that mean if its less you will go out and kill more till it is 1.2 million?
     
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    Damn skippy. :bowdown: :naughty: I hear it's good for my weight loss program.
     
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    the point of me posting my diet / daily routine a few threads back was to address this issue... for us seditary workers.... i try to do some type of movement of 5-10 minutes every hour.

    And many keyboard warriors on the internets wonder why they dont have a 6 pack heh...
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    5 minutes of eating/cooking/not eating makes more difference than 15 hours sitting vs. not.

    The waaaay more important reason to not sit all day is anterior pelvic tilt, forward neck posture, and rounded shoulders, which then contribute to a plethora of more problems and make you look like shit.
     
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    I never thought of this. Very good point.
     
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    I'm actually dealing with this shit right now. Thanks for your awesome sticky :bigthumb:
     
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