Excessive Sitting is Harmful to Your Health, Despite Regular Exercise.

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A recent scientific study reported that the longer men sat, the greater their risk of heart problems.  It is interesting to note that risk remains despite the fact that these men also exercised, implying that their physical activity did not counteract the detriment of sitting. The study concluded that the men who spent 23 hours or more sitting per week, had a 64% greater chance of dying from heart disease than men who sat 1/2 as much.

Doing some mindful walking in between sitting can help your body, mind and spirit.

Read more about the findings of this study in the New York Times.

Need some inspiration? Take a mindful Walk with Thich Nhat Hanh in this video to get started.

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