article I read a while back in The Washington Post, sitting for 11 hours a day or more for people aged 45 or older (that would be ME!) led to an increased risk of death (from all causes) by about 40 percent over four years, compared to the risk of death in people who sat just four to eight hours a day, the study found.
I'm a champion sitter. I sit to write, blog, tweet, Facebook, write more, read, eat, watch tennis, watch the Olympics, and write still more. Speaking of the Olympics, I'm sure I'd make the U.S. Olympic team for synchronized sitting.
What to do? I guess I'll have to read on a treadmill, eat on my feet, and actually play tennis instead of practicing my armchair backhand. But all this alarum over sitting has gotten me into such a tizzy that I'm decamping on vacation for two weeks. I'll be headed to Holden Village, high in the Washington State Cascades. There won't be blogs and tweets there--and I may very well get in a bit of hiking.
But keep my seat warm for my Olympic debut, won't you? See you next month!