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Are standing desks really doing us any good? That question has divided workplaces since sitting started going out of fashion about five years ago. Our sedentary lifestyles wereÂ killingÂ us, so standing, the thinking went, was the logicalÂ antidote.Â Sitting too long has been associated with diabetes, hypertension, some forms of cancer, anxiety and a generally greater probability ofÂ early death. However, a few years and hundreds of studies later, the naysayers beganÂ arguingÂ that the benefits of standing had been exaggerated.Â Â“What is the real answer?Â” askedÂ Francisco Lopez-Ji
Guest posted a topic in Health & Medicine's TopicsIt’s pretty obvious that carrying around extra weight can make you feel sluggish, affect your self-esteem and put you at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. But increasingly, researchers are also making connections between obesity and cancer—several different types of cancer, in fact. Cancer is caused by mutations within cells, which cause those cells to grow and multiply at unnatural rates. Many cases of cancer occur because of genetic traits, or purely because of chance. But for others, obesity can be a big contributing factor. “We know that a good third of cancers are a
Walking is one of the most efficient and easiest ways to lose weight, because you don’t need a gym membership or any equipment. All you need is yourself and some motivation. If you’re considering adding walking to your daily life to lose weight, you have to make sure that you do it right. Plan Out Your Walk The first step to walking off your weight is to make sure that you set a schedule so you can adapt to this new healthy lifestyle. Experts recommend getting 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a week — that means you have to walk 30 minutes a day to achieve that goal. P