Sounding off about the dangers of sitting

image Last Friday, I offered a “sneak preview” audio snippet of Monday’s upcoming column/blog post. Everyone seemed to like this idea so, naturally, I got very excited and wasted no time in accidentally deleting my SoundCloud account. I went ahead and started a new account, which I plan to fill with full versions of my columns read by James Earl Jones. In the meantime, I’ll keep offering Friday “sneak preview” snippets because it’s fun.

And also, James Earl Jones still isn’t answering my calls.

Monday’s column, It Might be Time To Take a Stand on Sitting, is about a new study released from the Annals of Internal Medicine (Yes, I realize how that sounnds) that suggests sitting dramatically increases our chances of premature death, even if we exercise regularly.

And yes, I have now been standing for 78 hours.

Anyway, here’s a preview of this Monday’s post!


If you’d like a copy, I’m currently taking standing orders.

See you Monday!



(Ned Hickson is a syndicated columnist with News Media Corporation. His first book, Humor at the Speed of Life, is available from Port Hole Publications, or Barnes & Noble.)

35 thoughts on “Sounding off about the dangers of sitting

  1. I can heartily attest to the message about the dangers of sitting. I’m confused, though. They say that eating while standing is “bad” for your digestion. I used to eat at the Imbiss every day standing up (and swigging a beer) when i worked and lived in Germany. Now that I am back in the States I sit at the computer all day. They delivered oxygen to my home last week………

  2. I read an article about sitting being bad for you. And I’ve been trying to not sit so much and mix it up with lying down. Does that count? Probably not. I’m doooomed….

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