Too Much Sitting


We all know that sitting is the new smoking - it raises the risk of disability, diabetes, heart disease and cancer, not to mention obesity. And research also shows that even if you hit the gym or the jogging path every day, sitting is bad for you.

A new study puts some precise numbers on the different types of cancer that might be associated with too much sitting around can do. For every two hours spent sitting in front of the computer or television, the average person raises his or her risk of colon cancer by 8 percent, of endometrial cancer by 10 percent and of lung cancer by 6 percent.

Sitting too much might not just give you a big belly - it can also raise the red flag for your prostate health. As your activity level drops, your blood levels of a certain protein linked to prostate cancer spike, according to research published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. The researchers measured the participants’ physical activity levels, and found that men with an extra hour of sedentary time in their day had a 16 percent greater chance of having elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. On the other hand, guys with an hour more of light physical activity per day were 18 percent less likely to have big PSA scores.

Prostate problem from too much sitting is about as common as butter on bread. Sitting for too long and too often is like strangling your gland to almost death. I say almost dead because it survives, but in horrible lifelong bouts of pain and weakness. Even if you moderated your sexual activity, you have to be careful of this. When you sit, you pinch the blood vessels that go to your gland. Blood circulation slows down a lot. This slow blood flow can also cause constipation, hemorrhoids, and a clogged colon that can lead to all kinds of diseases including cancer of the colon.

In this program you’ll learn

how much sitting is too much.