“Human beings weren’t meant to sit in cubicles all day!” -Office Space Because it apparently increases the risk of cancer. A new study from the University of Kansas has discovered that people who sit all day are at a much higher risk for getting cancer than those who are more active.
What else is new?
The study involved 60,000 men between the ages of 45 and 65 and found that there was “a steady increase in risk of chronic diseases with the men who sat more.” Those chronic diseases include heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and of course, cancer.
The men were separated into groups according to the amount of time each day they spent sitting down: four hours or less, four to six, sit to eight, and more than eight hours a day. The study found that those who spent more than eight hours a day sitting down had the highest risk of developing the aforementioned diseases.
So is the only way to avoid cancer to refuse to join the American workforce?
We must stop spending so much time on our asses. Destroy your computer. Smash your remote control. Burn all of your books. Stop the cancer epidemic by joining the hunting and gathering initiative of 2013!
Sean Levinson | Elite.