Saturday, July 31, 2010

Really, Is This A Surprise?

USA Today Online Article: Study: The Longer You Sit, The Shorter Your Life

Is this a surprise at all? Do we really believe that a few hours of working out ("training" if you prefer) per week is enough to undo our sedentary lifestyles? Americans, by some measures, average 28 hours of television viewing per week. On top of this, consider that many Americans spend their working hours sitting.  If we are conservative, let us then figure 30 hours of television and internet, 30 hours of desk work, 10 hours of seated dining, 5 hours of driving time, 2 hours of "bathroom time", and 5 hours of "after hours", that's 82 hours per week of sitting. In other words, of 16 waking hours, nearly 12 hours every day are spent on our butts. No wonder we don't have time to go to the gym, we're too busy sitting!

4 comments:

Niel K. Patel said...

Hey Boris, did you write this while sitting? Ha.

Even when individuals go to the gym, it's a shame they choose to do exercises seated instead of standing.

Boris said...

Hi Niel,
Sure. I spend waaay too much time sitting. I think my estimates are probably low for many Americans.

Boris Terzic said...

Lol as funny as that argument is, it's true I have people who tell me they don't have time to train, but they have time to watch the Bachelorette reruns every night.

I guess we all have different priorities in life.

Boris said...

It certainly does come down to priorities and choices, doesn't it?