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W. Rabbit
1/21/2015 2:31pm,
So we always knew that sitting a lot increased your chance of disease and death...

...but new research is now available suggesting not only can sitting too much kill you...YOU'RE PROBABLY NOT TRAINING ENOUGH TO STOP IT.

What really hit me about this new study is the part about exercise not helping (statistically). At first glance people might just say "oh **** well might as well pop open another cold one and turn on the tube, I'm doomed anyway".

I'll guarantee more than a few will read this and do just that. This post is not for them.

But there is hope. You can train...more. Better, stronger, faster; through the hard discipline of the right martial art, you can add years. All you need is to train well and get off your ass more often, even if it's just to drop and do some pushups on your office floor every half hour.

Your co-workers may look at you funny...but jokes on them, they're slowly dying while you pump life back into your body.

Think about it...science may have discovered the "missing link" that explains why martial artists who train consistently were/are known to live longer and healthier lives (as opposed to modern hobbyists who according to this recent research, are fucked if they train infrequently and are couch potatoes the other 5-6 days of the week).

SO... if you're training at least 1 night every week...STEP IT UP NOW OR DIE.

IF you're training less often...you're fucked. GO TRAIN, STUPID!

The story:
http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/21/health/sitting-will-kill-you/

Our entire modern world is constructed to keep you sitting down. When we drive, we sit. When we work at an office, we sit. When we watch TV, well, you get the picture.

And yet, a new study (http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2091327) that's running in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that this kind of sedentary behavior increases our chances of getting a disease or a condition that will kill us prematurely, even if we exercise.

The study:
http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2091327



Sedentary Time and Its Association With Risk for Disease Incidence, Mortality, and Hospitalization in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

ghost55
1/21/2015 3:44pm,
I train four days a week, and I walk everywhere. I think I'l be fine.

Permalost
1/21/2015 5:28pm,
I'm employing passive resistance in the war against sitting by lying around on the floor or in a hammock like a hippie whenever possible.

W. Rabbit
1/21/2015 6:35pm,
I have a heavy bag hanging ten feet from my office desk.

Work frustrating me? Bag.

Bullshido frustrating me? Bag.

Wife/kids frustrating me? Bag, bag.

Winning. #zen

goodlun
1/21/2015 6:43pm,
Bullshido frustrating me? Bag.


Wait how is that even possible? Even a spirited debate shouldn't be "frustrating".

Bneterasedmynam
1/21/2015 6:50pm,
The more fucked up the future seems, the more I want to sit. I wonder if this study also applies to people in wheel chairs.

goodlun
1/21/2015 6:54pm,
The more fucked up the future seems, the more I want to sit. I wonder if this study also applies to people in wheel chairs.

Being in a wheelchair will shorten your life significantly.

BKR
1/21/2015 6:59pm,
I train four days a week, and I walk everywhere. I think I'l be fine.

Wait, it's winter, and your in Munich. Did all the snow melt ?

W. Rabbit
1/21/2015 7:06pm,
Wait how is that even possible? Even a spirited debate shouldn't be "frustrating".

It's possible if you stop lying.

Everyone who posts here has gotten frustrated, nobody is innocent of it.

Some of us, however, can channel it better than others.

Others, well, they are legion.

W. Rabbit
1/21/2015 7:11pm,
Being in a wheelchair will shorten your life significantly.

NOT IF YOU TRAIN!

Nothing should motivate you bipeds more than watching a man with no legs or a crippling neurological disorder get out of their wheelchair so they can do better pushups than you (and probably more of them than you did, today).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IElB6VfzzRQ

Evergrey
1/22/2015 1:20am,
Somehow I knew supergimp inspiration porn would come on here at some point. "No excuses!" bellow able-bodied, non-disabled people everywhere.

Nah, before you get too pissed, this isn't actually aimed at anyone specific here. It's an attitude I run into constantly, as someone with a fair number of disabilities and a pretty serious chronic illness. I'm not attacking you, bunneh. The wheelchair karate video is just a convenient step for me to hobble up onto a medication-fueled soapbox.

The problem with that is that disabled people come to be expected to provide inspiration porn, and to be supergimps, more capable and accomplished, somehow, than their non-disabled brethren. And when they are not, they are attacked for it. "Pull yourself up by your bootstraps," ooze the people who can stand up straight in the morning right away without crippling levels of pain that cause them to stiffen half-way up and suck air desperately. "No excuses, you just need a positive attitude and work hard at it," yammers someone who has never understood what a fucking accomplishment it can be to wake up in the morning and not down a bottle of pills, but instead claw one's way out of bed, and, having done this, one finds one's self completely bereft of energy for the rest of the day.
"But didn't you see 'a beautiful mind?'" they plead. Yes, because Hollywood has always accurately portrayed mental illness and the lives of those suffering from it.
"But didn't you see that video of the person with no arms or legs snowboarding down the Swiss Alps? You could do that too!" You know what, **** you. It's called a disability for a reason. Yes, some people who are disabled, through luck or damned hard work, can lead normal lives. Exceptional lives, even. Many would kill to be able to lead normal lives, and work harder for what they CAN accomplish than most people could ever even imagine.
"But everyone has a responsibility to be as fit as they can and to live as long as they can," you might say.
Why, though?
Is "fit" the best thing a person can be? Is a long life always the best life? What if there is something else someone wants to focus on in their life. Love, compassion, writing, their family, hundreds of other things. Why are those less worthy than fit? Or living as long as possible? What if you could live a short life full of as much joy as possible. Would a long, girm life of endless suffering be better? Why? We really are detatched from death in this society. We're terrified of it. We can't accept it. We convince ourselves that if we only take the right combination of supplements, do the right exercise regimens, are "good" and "worthy" enough, then we don't have to die.
Well, it's not true. Cattle die, kindred die, I, too, shall someday die. That's from the Havamal, motherfuckers. Odin. Not the *****-ass comic book Odin either. That's real Scandinavian viking era **** right there.
And do you know what else the Vikings were great at? Motherfucking POETRY. And jewelry. And DECORATIVE CARVINGS. And those things were highly prized, highly valued. Iceland had a steady outpouring of pirates (going a-viking) but their most valuable export was considered to be their Eddas and Sagas.

So look. I know we're all on the fitness and fighting team here. Rah rah! Hey me too, I am a gimp (not of the super variety) and I fight like hell to stay on the mats, even if I can only manage 5 minutes of class before I have to ride the pine... sometimes dragged there by an instructor.

But that's not everything there is to life, and it's not going to be everyone's priority, and that's ok. So fucking christ, don't go telling people in wheelchairs that they need to do Judo. There is a good chance their mangled body is wracked with searing waves of agony you cannot even imagine. Pressuring them to do things they cannot do, that would be pure torture, while that "no excuses" platitude shits out your mouth, that's a real douchecanoe thing to do.

If someone wants to do wheelchair karate, hey, more power to them. I probably will attempt it if I end up in one. But Christ on a crutch, just... just don't tell disabled people that they SHOULD.

W. Rabbit
1/22/2015 2:57am,
Damn looks like I grabbed the wrong wheelchair karate video.

Sorry about that.

Evergrey
1/22/2015 3:11am,
Damn looks like I grabbed the wrong wheelchair karate video.

Sorry about that.

Haha nah, it's cool there's a program for people who want it.

It was more a general rant about how people with disabilities are expected to somehow excel beyond what able bodied people are able to manage to do, or ever just expected to always overcome their disabilities and be able to do everything an able bodied person can do. That attitude is seriously toxic. Of course, so is "disabled people are useless and should just go die in a ditch," heh.

ghost55
1/22/2015 6:40am,
Wait, it's winter, and your in Munich. Did all the snow melt ?

There's some ice here and there, but not that much snow. The subway helps a bit. Aside from that it is pretty cold, but that is why I have a jacket.

plasma
1/22/2015 6:56am,
Wait, it's winter, and your in Munich. Did all the snow melt ?

It has barely snowed in Northern Germany no less Munich which is in Southern Germany.

Permalost
1/22/2015 12:37pm,
If I was confined to a wheelchair, I'd forgo traditional martial arts training and carry a sharpened bat'leth behind my chair, and practice cuts and blocks with it.