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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Take a Break from Taking a Load Off

It has been well documented that physical activity is vital to maintaining one's health. While moderate to vigorous exercise provides the greatest benefit, even simply shifting from a sitting to a standing position could greatly benefit older adults. Researchers found that highly sedentary older adults who repeatedly break-up their sedentary behavior throughout the day have higher physical function than those who do not. They therefore recommend that for every hour spent in sedentary behavior, older adults interrupt it nine times. More...
MechPebbles
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:42:24 AM

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Standing up 9 times an hour, that's every 7 min - with weak musculature and arthritic joints, that's a lot of work.
L.Rai
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:57:58 AM

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MechPebbles wrote:
Standing up 9 times an hour, that's every 7 min - with weak musculature and arthritic joints, that's a lot of work.


No kidding and how the heck is one supposed to type or surf the internet if one has to stand up every 7 minutes????

"Your life matters more than you will ever know, so live it well"
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 2:16:00 AM

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LRai wrote:
MechPebbles wrote:
Standing up 9 times an hour, that's every 7 min - with weak musculature and arthritic joints, that's a lot of work.


No kidding and how the heck is one supposed to type or surf the internet if one has to stand up every 7 minutes????

Guilt trip, leaving every 7 minutes. Whistle

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Joy Frohlich
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 3:56:20 AM
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Standing up every 7 minutes, souunds good but much easier said than done. But that is only an average. Weak musculature can benefit from physiotherapy but in the U.K. that is difficult to access with the National Health service. Perhaps more personal help and advice from physiotherapists and similar professional would be better for seniors than all the money some are able to spend on visits to the gym. Many people over exercise in short bursts and put strain on their hearts.
socratoad
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:43:44 AM

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If I had known I was going to live so long I would have taken better care of myselfd'oh!
striker
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:14:17 PM
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keep on moving
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:59:47 PM

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I do and I am & it surly helps. I'm 75+ and work out jog/fast walks and exercise regularly and have been told I look and act as if I'm in my early 50's. of course my art pieces are rather heavy (in weight) (and also heavy the other way) so I need the strength to pick up and move my work, daily. But I should add, that diet does have a considerably positive factor also... Allow me to add: A good portion of my creative process requires I sit at my work bench or drawing board, so from experience, I get up every 45 to 50 minutes and either bend, twist, squat or some other type of active movements; then back to the sitting position....
TB Turtle
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 10:59:15 PM

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Move it or lose it. Sitting can make you feel tired and twice your age.
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