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, Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.)
35 thoughts on “Sounding off about the dangers of sitting”
I’m standing to applaud your talent….does that count?
Ha! Sure! And feel free to have a chili dog while you’re at it 😉
I’m sitting while reading/listening to this. How cool is that?
It’s definitely the tri-fecta of an early demise.
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………
It would be better if you could stand at your computer. Preferrably while having a beer.
Whoops. Wrong reply button. Must be the beer……………
Haha! I actually knew exactly what you meant, so I’m not sure what that says about me — and I’m sober.
I don’t want to make it sound like standing on the strasse is a bad thing. (You must be thinking of Amsterdam) Standing on the Autobahn might be – but in the quaint towns you will find mostly very comfortable tables at cafes. At the German equivalent of “fast food” (the Imbiss) you can get lots of tantalizing sandwiches and not just bratwurst. Mettwurst is my favorite. Raw ground pork and raw onion slices with salt and pepper on a fresh brotchen. No mustard. Ummmmmmmmm
I would probably need the flatulence-filtering underwear afteer eating that.
Oh my old XP won’t process the sound clouds Ned. i look forwad to getting a new computer and coming back to listen.
If worse comes to worse, I could always do a live reading over the phone…
It wasn’t a chili dog, however. It was usually Nasi Goreng. Ever eat a Vietnamese lunch on a German street corner?
No, I tend to stay away from Vietnemese food. And street corners.
This sounds like a young man in his 20s. You must have a special feature that tweaks it just so.
Yes, it’s the same feature I use on my face and the rest of my body… oh, you didn’t notice?
Oh, I noticed. It’s not fair, but I noticed.
High chairs? How about all those years we spent sitting in school? Yikes! I knew at the time that school was bad for me! 🙂
Haha! Don’t tell my kids that!
I think Japan said no to your audio clip. I can’t run it this time. Maybe Japan worked out who you really are and said IIE!
I think you’re right; they are probably still sore about last week’s wine for cats post. Either that or Japanese cats have taken over…
It is a possibility, I’ll keep my eyes open for random crazy neko hyped up on catnip wine.
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….
I think if you move from a chair to a couch, you’re good. As for me, I’ve just accepted my fate and moved a futon into the newsroom.
That’s alright then, I’ll live. The couch is my favourite place after the bed. :p
As I sit here and ponder your research findings, I realized that I need to go exercise! LOL! Thanks for the preview! I so like your voice Ned! 😉
My hubby sits all day in front of a computer for his job… it has caused him to gain 20 lbs in the last year! We are on mission to do something about that! I just sit in front of mine so I can read blogs…. LOL!
Hey, it’s a start 😉
Haha! My voice often prompts people to get up and do something else 😉
I can’t listen to this from Canada either! Boohoo!
I thought that I was the problem BN, but then I downloaded Google Chrome and I could listen – at least before Ned erased his sound cloud. I’m in Ottawa,
I’m using Google Chrome Paul & I still can’t get it. Oh well, serves me right for being so late in reading this. Thanks for the advice Paul!
Oh & BTW Paul, most people call me Benze for short. I was puzzling over what BN meant. Ha!
Ha! Sorry Benze – I was phonetic there Benz- Neez. I realized after that I had abbreviated wrong. 🙂
Sorry Canada— I had to start a different SoundCloud account 😦