Do You Even Lift, Bro?
Originally written by Dr. Joe Mondoux on February 10, 2015
I am pleased and looking forward to sharing Dr. Joe Mondoux’s material with you all. He’s an easy-to-follow and straight to the point kind of guy. This post is a follow-up to my previous article about sitting too much. Take care and enjoy!
- Dr. P
We all know that exercise is good for you, yet we may not know how bad sitting really is for us. It was recently found that for every hour you sit, you cancel out 8% of the health benefits from a run lasting the same amount of time. Therefore, 8 hours of sitting after a 1 hour run negates 80% of the benefits from that run.
The same is true for moderate-intensity exercise (ex. weight lifting) except to a greater degree. Here, every hour of sitting cancels out 16% of the health benefits from the workout.
Health is now not only affected by how much we exercise, but also how little we are sedentary during the day. Stand while you talk on the phone, do a lap around the house during a commercial break, and make sure you get up for a few minutes every half-hour at your desk job. Whatever your trick may be, ensure that you keep moving!
- Dr. Joe Mondoux
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Based on an article published on Runner’s World on July 14, 2014