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    Sitting is killing you

    Yikes!

    Every hour sitting knocks 22 minutes off your life ... twice the impact of a cigarette!

    Better start selling armchairs with health warnings.

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    Aha. But if you follow the link the actual reports say that every hour watching telly knocks 21.8 minutes off your life. There's some bad reporting going on there. Or rather just adaption for effect.

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    Good, I don't want to live to be helpless and senile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldrahan View Post
    Aha. But if you follow the link the actual reports say that every hour watching telly knocks 21.8 minutes off your life. There's some bad reporting going on there. Or rather just adaption for effect.
    Cool, all I have to do is watch tv any time that I decide to sit down and ill get an extra 12 seconds for every hour of sitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkenaw View Post
    Good, I don't want to live to be helpless and senile.
    What this wise man said.
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    Sitting for to long is very bad for you, that has been known for years. But, as long as you stretch, take breaks and exercice you'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkenaw View Post
    Good, I don't want to live to be helpless and senile.
    Then why not keep yourself fit, so you won't be helpless or senile? Most people slow down in their older years, and that is what makes them slow, and helpless. Keeping yourself fit works wonders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyve View Post
    Sitting for to long is very bad for you, that has been known for years. But, as long as you stretch, take breaks and exercice you'll be fine.

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    Then why not keep yourself fit, so you won't be helpless or senile? Most people slow down in their older years, and that is what makes them slow, and helpless. Keeping yourself fit works wonders.
    I am not even fit now, little chance I will be later. :P

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    What exactly doesn't knock time off your life?

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    Interesting and weird, but screw it. We have an expiration date after all and, as Windfury just alluded, pretty much everything we do has an effect of our shelf-life. Everything we do seems to kill us a little bit. Just have to make the most of the time we do have after the sun damage, cholesterol, relaxing (according to this article) and all the other stuff.

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    Yeah ive heard this a few times, it seems like one of those things that would just ruin your life if you tried to avoid though, imagine never wanting to sit down. You would never be able to go to the cinema, play games, relax with friends etc etc.
    All things in moderation as always, so long as your exercising daily i wouldnt worry much.

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    Thank you OP

    from now on i will stand while i drink my beer, abuse my pain medication, smoke my pot, smoke my ciggies and eat my junk food

    That extra life i will obtain i will spend on important stuff like fapping to porn or farming shit on WOW

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    What's even more shocking is this little factoid.

    Did you know that for every second you're alive you're actually lessening your overall life.
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    I think you'll find sitting for one hour knocks one hour off of your remaining lifetime.

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    Suprise, we're actually meant to live to be 203 but all this sitting to learn, eat, drink, take leisure and inform ourselves with news is killing us by 73...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakexe View Post
    Did you know that for every second you're alive you're actually lessening your overall life.
    I FUCKING KNEW IT

    But seriously, this is the reason why I stand up on busses and trains, so while I might sit entire weekends on my arse, at least I save 44 minutes of my life everyday when commuting to school. Not that I care too much.

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    Is it really?...then i shall sit here for the whole day to raise awareness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkenaw View Post
    I am not even fit now, little chance I will be later. :P
    Sitting behind a PC helps as it keeps your brain busy.

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