This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long

By now, you already know that prolonged sitting is bad for your body. But what exactly goes on when you sit for hours every day? This graphic from the Washington Post explains.

The “Sitting Is Killing You” Infographic Shows Just How Bad Prolonged Sitting Is

Sitting is killing you. Numerous studies have pointed to the health risks of sitting all day

via This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long.

I thought this worthy of sharing and preserving on this blog. I hope that it causes others to read the full article. Since it is quite complete, I need make no further comment.

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Getting to know my cat

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There is a new cat at my house. I really don’t usually like cats very much but this one is different. It’s sort of a 3-legged cat — Catrike, that is — the now-almost-famous three-wheeled recumbent cycle that has replaced the “normal” bike that carried me for 2800 wonderful miles last year. So yes, that’s correct:  I am an adult and I ride a tricycle. Continue reading “Getting to know my cat”

Ruminations on an addiction

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ad·dic·tion –noun

the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.  (Dictionary.com Unabridged, Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2011.)

Let’s see how that applies to a certain activity: cycling. Continue reading “Ruminations on an addiction”

(67 x 3) + 74 = 83

If you don’t follow that math, it’s understandable. But if you take a geezer-squad of three guys 67 years young (two of them precisely that age) and one of 74 years, and put them on bicycles out to prove nothing, you get:  an 83 mile ride in the beautiful hill country of Texas.  Actually, Don Bynum (the effervescent organizer of epic rides and teller of tall tales) thinks he is in my Will and is trying to kill me, or, he is my training coach for the upcoming MS-150 ride (Houston to Austin) in mid-April. By the way, for anyone who might be reading this and is not familiar with the hill country here, check out the National Geographic “Road Trip”  Hill Country, Texas.” Continue reading “(67 x 3) + 74 = 83”