I came across a drop of research the other day which is quite frankly amazing.
I would advise you to sit down before reading it.
Or there again, maybe not.
You see, ‘Too much sitting’ is linked to tens of thousands of deaths each year. On the face of it, this may seem ridiculous but I have been giving it some thought and of course logically they are correct. In fact I would suggest that the casualty rate is far higher by many factors.
As an example, how many of the people killed in road accidents were standing at the time? Yes, it’s more than probable that they were all sitting. In fact the various gubmints have made it mandatory to sit and to wear a seatbelt to make sure the victim was sitting. I would imagine there is a case there to bring the various gubmints to court to be tried for mass slaughter?
Of course plane crashes fall into the same category too. I think it’s a fair bet that all pilots [and indeed co-pilots] were happily seated as they plunged to their deaths and killing their passengers [who of course were instructed to sit down before the crash to ensure their mortality].
The list of deaths while seated worldwide must extend to many millions annually. Something must be done. Laws must be introduced to compel people to stand at all times. Chairs, park benches and indeed all forms of devious means to get us to sit, up to and including low walls, must be consigned to landfill and made illegal.
Sitting is indeed the new tobacco