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Don’t Just Sit There!

Move instead of just sitting!

In recent years, the medical industry has conducted numerous studies on the hazards of prolonged sitting. The most recent data comes from the largest ongoing analysis of healthy aging in the Southern Hemisphere, the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study. In it, more than 200,000 participants were questioned about the amount of time they spend sitting per day.

 

Not surprisingly, a 2010 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that prolonged sitting has a negative effect on metabolic functions, which in turn increases the risk of obesity and type II diabetes. These findings boil down to a sobering conclusion: sitting all day, every day, is ravaging our bodies.

 

To learn yoga poses that counteract the stress of sitting, go to www.spiritualityhealth.com/articles/yoga-sitting

 

Spiritualityhealth.com September/October 2012

P.S. This is what I found in Whole Living magazine Martha Stewart publication for December regarding liver detox.

 

3 Things You Can Do for It

…aside from not binge drinking, that is

  1. Fight on all fronts. Workouts alone may not be enough to ward off NAFLD. University of Missouri researchers found that eating healthily and being active throughout the day are also key. One more reason to skip the elevator and take the stairs.
  2. Say yes to E. Consumption of more than 16 mg (about 24 IU) of vitamin E per day from foods (like almonds, olive oil, and spinach) was associated with a 51% lower risk of liver cancer, Vanderbilt University research showed. Vitamin E may support the immune system and DNA repair.
  3. Medicate mindfully. The liver processes any drugs taken, converting them into a usable form or shunting them away for elimination. Follow medication instruction carefully, as wrong doses or combinations can be damaging, says Nancy Reau, M.D., a liver specialist at the University of Chicago. 

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