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Feb 24, 2010 06:18 AM

Eat standing up

Your chair is your enemy.

It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting — in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home — you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and an early death. In other words, irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you.


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  1. I wrote a thread about eating while standing up years ago on Chowhound and the mod's zapped it..have no clue why.
    Maybe I needed more scientific facts to back up my claim.
    I love standing and chair for me!

    1. Eating while standing up, which often also means skipping plates and bowls and eating right from the cooking pan or pot, is what single people tend to do. And then they worry, like Tina Fey on 30 Rock, about choking on food and dying alone.