The Hidden Dangers of Sitting [Podcast S04E10]

4 Stats that Will Motivate You to Stand Up

Welcome to Season 4, Episode 10 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss the hidden dangers of sitting.

Modern Americans are the most sedentary people in the world—ever. Between our beds and our seats, we’re on our feet only a few hours each day. The bad news is that it’s killing us. Here are four stats that will motivate you to spend more time standing—starting today.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why our work environments are hazardous to our health.
  • That most of us sit more hours each day than we sleep—and what that’s doing to our waistlines.
  • How standing can reduce your chance of heart disease, boost your metabolism, and improve your cholesterol.
  • The easiest way to make sure we stand more during our workday.
  • Seven practical actions we can take to spend more time moving and less time sitting.
  • How you can participate in a thirty day challenge that could change your life.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: How many hours do you spend each day on your feet?

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