Monday, April 7, 2014

Primary Food: Movement

"Specie" by Allison L. Williams Hill


(Written May 1, 2012; expanded on March 2013.  I upload it today, March 24, 2014 because I think the information is still relevant.-Allison) 

A new series of studies on the effects of prolonged sitting showed the average adult used 90% plus of their time sitting. Greater than half of one’s daily involved sitting doing activities like watching television and driving to work and other places. Prolonged sitting was associated with positive death risk and it also increased the risk of osteoporosis. Activity up to 7 hours/wk is insufficient to mitigate the effects. 


Positive moves include:
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  •  taking breaks and walking around or walking a flight of stairs up then down;
  • creating a stand-up desk so you will not be sitting as your work;
  • drinking more water to encourage walking to a rest room for elimination;
  • setting a timer to remind you to take a break, or
  •  increasing the distances between office equipment.

In my design work, I used the kitchen design rule that established the triangle setup distances between the refrigerator, the stove and the sink should add up to no more than twenty one feet.    Larger, more open kitchens have greater distances between these appliances and no one has complained about it.  Kitchens include more appliances like microwaves and may have an island containing smaller appliances usually organized along the perimeter.

To reduce weight:

- If you need to sit, remain upright.  By all means, do not lie down.  Digestive process slows down when the body is horizontal. 

-Reduce sitting immediately after eating.  Take a walk around the block. 

-Combine tasks by taking a walk around the house doing light chores.

-Don’t underestimate the power of gravity.  It helps move matter through your digestive tract. Movement may help form the shape of the accumulated of feces in the lower part of the colon aiding elimination.  Large masses can rip the rectum causing bleeding and pain.

Health Focus:
 Recently, it was estimated that Americans ate over a million chickens per hour.
I became a vegetarian 25 years ago.  If I am not eating any bird, who is eating my share? 



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