Prolonged Sitting is Killing You

If you have attended my Tai Chi and Qigong classes, you’ll know how emphatic I can be regarding frequent healthy movements and postural health in your daily life. By practicing the Classical Chinese arts regularly, the corrections to your posture will help to influence other areas of your life. By learning the skill of body awareness, you will  have a greater chance of adapting your posture whilst you drive, sit at a desk, read and book and so on. By learning how to align the body in a healthier way, if you have to sit for an extended period, at least you can choose a position that gives the body the best chance. By understanding what happens to the internal body when you are sitting for long periods will give you insight into why it is bad for your health. Being informed is a great motivator.

Red Ice Radio – Dr. Joseph Mercola – How Prolonged Sitting Kills You

“Dr. Joseph Mercola is a licensed osteopathic and board-certified family medicine doctor who believes that natural “whole person” treatment is the best way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. He aims to transform the medical paradigm to improve people’s quality of life. His official website,, contains thousands of natural health articles and proven, holistic recommendations. Dr. Mercola is also the author of two best selling books, and he is with us to discuss his latest publication, Effortless Healing: 9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight, and Help Your Body Fix Itself. Our conversation begins with a look at the conventional, pharmaceutical based medical philosophy driven by sophisticated claims and big profits. Dr. Mercola explains how he got started in the Health Liberty Initiative, an organization dedicated to promoting the removal of fluoride from water and mercury from dental work, as well as spreading awareness about the dangers of vaccines and more. Mercola talks about the hazards of excess sitting, the benefits of intermittent, high-intensity cardiovascular and strength training, and approaches to wellness that replicate our ancestral patterns.”  Brought to us by

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