Sitting is the Next Smoking

In recent centuries, advances in industry and technology have fundamentally changed the way many humans spend their waking hours. Where it was once commonplace to spend virtually all of those hours on your feet – walking, twisting, bending, and moving – it is now the norm to spend those hours sitting.

The modern-day office is built around sitting, such that you can conduct business – make phone calls, send e-mails and faxes, and even participate in video conferences – without ever leaving your chair.

But there’s an inherent problem with this lifestyle. Your body was designed for near perpetual movement. It thrives when given opportunity to move in its fully intended range of motion and, as we’re now increasingly seeing, struggles when forced to stay in one place for long periods.

What Happens When You Sit for Too Long?

Studies looking at life in natural agriculture environments show that people in agrarian villages sit for about three hours a day. The average American office worker can sit for 13 to 15 hours a day.

The difference between a “natural” amount of sitting and modern, inappropriate amounts of sitting is huge, and accounts for negative changes at the molecular level.

According to Dr. James Levine, co-director of the Mayo Clinic and the Arizona State University Obesity Initiative, there are at least 24 different chronic diseases and conditions associated with excessive sitting.

As he wrote in Scientific American:

“Sitting for long periods is bad because the human body was not designed to be idle. I have worked in obesity research for several decades, and my laboratory has studied the effect of sedentary lifestyles at the molecular level all the way up to office design.

Lack of movement slows metabolism, reducing the amount of food that is converted to energy and thus promoting fat accumulation, obesity, and the litany of ills—heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and more—that come with being overweight. Sitting is bad for lean people, too.

For instance, sitting in your chair after a meal leads to high blood sugar spikes, whereas getting up after you eat can cut those spikes in half.”

Not surprisingly, sitting for extended periods of time increases your risk for premature death. This is especially concerning given the fact that you may be vulnerable to these risks even if you are a fit athlete who exercises regularly.

It takes a toll on your mental health, too. Women who sit more than seven hours per day were found to have a 47 percent higher risk of depression than women who sit four hours or less.

There’s really no question anymore that if you want to lower your risk of chronic disease, you’ve got to get up out of your chair. This is at least as important as regular exercise… and quite possibly even more so.

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Are You Taking Antacids, Then Talk to Us!

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Are you taking Antacids?

If you are taking Antacids, then you need to talk to us.

Do you suffer from heart burn, acid indigestion, or are being treated for Gerd, peptic ulcers or other digestive issues with a pharmaceutical product, or prescription? Then you need to know that you are very deficient in B12 levels.

This usually results in fatigue and leads to increased cardiovascular risk.

But, do not go out and start taking B12! And we know from other postings never to take a B 12 shot.

In order for your body to replace the B12 in your body, you need to take B Complex.  Yes, B Complex!

Also, I have seen this too often, do not take any antacids, prescription or otherwise, if you want to get pregnant, or you are pregnant.

Call us for a personalized plan to get you off those antacids, and to uncover what the problem is and why you need to take them in the first place.

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Top Five Warning Signs That Your Young Adult Might be in Trouble

What causes people to make choices that could destroy their future, and why do they give in to peer pressure?

Could your child be headed down a dangerous path? Heed the following warning signs:

#1 warning sign: Isolates from the family.

If your once social child/ adult starts spending an inordinate amount of time away from home or locked in his or her room, this is a red flag. If your child/young adult starts withdrawing from you or your spouse, there’s a reason. As a parent, it’s your responsibility to identify what’s behind the change.

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Do You Have a Magnesium Deficiency?

 

Magnesium is arguably the most important mineral in the body. According to a pioneering American neurosurgeon, “Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency and it’s the missing cure to many diseases.”

 

Magnesium is critical for cellular health and for more than 300 biochemical functions in the body. But get this: A common blood test often misses low levels. Here we discuss the main signs that you’re magnesium deficient — and how to reverse it.

Causes of Magnesium Deficiency

Once thought to be relatively rare, magnesium deficiency is more common than most physicians believe. Here’s why:

 

Soil depletion, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the chemicals in our food have created a recipe for disaster. As minerals are removed, stripped away, or no longer available in the soil, the percentage of magnesium present in food has decreased.

Digestive diseases, like leaky gut, can cause malabsorption of minerals, including magnesium. Today, there are hundreds of millions of people who aren’t absorbing their nutrients. Also, as we age, our mineral absorption tends to decrease, so the probability of having a deficiency increases across the board.

Chronic disease and medication use is at an all-time high. Most chronic illness is associated with magnesium deficiency and lack of mineral absorption. Medications damage the gut which is responsible for absorbing magnesium from our food.

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Galaxy takes a bath

Recently my Galaxy S3 went for a swim, and while I was able to get it all dried out, my touch-screen (a very important part indeed) refused to work. I took it to the shop explaining what was wrong and they insisted giving it a chemical bath was the best route to take, and of course, that didn’t work.

They said it was the best way to go because the cost of a new Galaxy S3 is far cheaper than the cost of replacing the screen, their cost being $120, just for the part.

Sure, I’ve had this phone for a while and it probably is a good idea to upgrade anyway. My concern is while I do have a sd card, not all my important documents have been transferred. My first stop is then YouTube, good golly, it just can’t be that hard to replace a touchscreen. I then find out that it isn’t!

check out the video below…

But before I can change the screen, I must find an affordable replacement. Off to EBay I go. I find a low cost screen for $50 (it even comes with a few tools). Now this is for the touch screen, not just the glass. Changing just the glass, btw, is much more difficult and time consuming.

So in the end, it was an easy fix. I was able to save my information. Go me!

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Oh, and yes, I did also upgrade my phone. This new one should last me a few years, and it’s water resistant too, that’s a plus.

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1. Secrets of Cymatics, DNA, and Egyptians

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Did you know that there is a link between Nikola Tesla, music, DNA, and the Giza Pyramids? ? Seems far fetched, but I’ll show you what it is… ? Introduction to Cymatics To start with,…

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36. The War On Your Mind

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Preface First of all, the previous post on MK Ultra (35. Butterflies and Rabbit Holes) was pretty heavy stuff, so well done for getting through it! ? Now, recall what I said at the…

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Video (otw) Network – I’m Mad as Hell

While it doesn’t quite fit the reality we have today, banks going bust, still…

This video needs no introduction

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MEMORIALIZING THOSE LOST TO OPIOID OVERDOSE

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The National Safety Council is adopting the Celebrating Lost Loved Ones map, which allows family and friends of those lost to the opioid epidemic to place an image and description of their late loved one on an interactive map. The project helps raise awareness of the broad impact of the opioid crisis and advances the Council’s mission of ending opioid deaths.

Unintentional, preventable injuries – commonly known as “accidents” – claimed a record high 161,374 lives in 2016 to become the third leading cause of death in the United States for the first time in recorded history, according to Council data analysis. The unprecedented spike has been fueled by the opioid crisis. Unintentional opioid overdose deaths totaled 37,814 in 2016.

“One in four people in the U.S. has been directly affected by the opioid epidemic,” said Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. “The Celebrating Lost…

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Egg Salad sandwiches

Maybe it’s a Southern thing?

I don’t know, but around here apparently if you use a hotdog bun for anything other than a hotdog, you must be too poor to afford bread? My coworkers were giving me a hard time today because my wife made egg salad sandwiches using the buns, which is exactly how we ate them last night (how we always eat them). I’ve had egg salad in buns many times throughout my whole life, tuna & fried clams too. Hell, I’ve had lobster in a frickin’ bun before.

Sadly, I couldn’t get through to my work-friends, that different people from different places eat the same food different ways.

Apparently we are just poor… & stupid.

So tell me, what (ahem) strange way do you eat your food?

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