There are few people as qualified as Mayo Clinic's obesity researcher Dr. James Levine to expound upon the topic of sitting disease. Dr. Levine, also known as Father of the Treadmill Desk, is in fact the man who coined the term. In Get Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It Dr. Levine writes about our progression from a walking society to a sitting one, and outlines why you should make getting more movement in your life a priority.
This is Dr. Levine's second book on the subject of sitting disease, and received a five out of five stars from the WorkWhileWalking review team. Read the full review here.
Scared Sitless helps you cope with the muscle aches and pains that can result from a poor ergonomics set-up and sub-optimal office posture. Office fitness behaviors need to become automatic, so there's an entire chapter that shows how to turn them into habits. Like all of the book, the habit chapter draws on the latest research and best practices to give you an evidence-based action plan for staying fit and healthy at work.
Sitting Kills, Moving Heals: How Everyday Movement Will Prevent Pain, Illness, and Early Death -- and Exercise Alone Won't$14.95
This groundbreaking new medical work demonstrates how modern sedentary lifestyles contribute to poor health, obesity, and diabetes, and how health can be dramatically improved by continuous, low-intensity, movement that challenges the force of gravity. Citing her original NASA research on how weightlessness weakens astronauts' muscles, bones, and overall health, the author presents a simple and effective plan for maintaining good health throughout life by developing new lifestyle habits of frequent gravity-challenging movement. Written for everyone who spends most of their lives sitting in chairs, at desks, and in cars, this practical, easy-to-follow action plan outlines simple gravity-challenging activities such as standing up frequently, stretching, walking, and dancing that are more healthful and effective than conventional diet and exercise regimens.Learn More
The time is now to change. Today, our bodies are breaking down from obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression, and the cascade of health ills and everyday malaise that come from what scientists such as myself have named sitting disease.” “Sitting Disease”! Yes “Sitting Disease”! Learn how this disease manifests different disorders and what you can do about it.Learn More
Is Your Chair Killing You? is the winner of the silver medal at the Global Ebook Awards and received an honorable mention at the Los Angeles Book Festival. Sitting for extended periods of time is as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes. And exercising for 30-60 minutes a day isn't enough to undo the damage from extended periods of sitting. Is Your Chair Killing You? reveals shocking new research showing that sitting for long periods greatly increases your risk of developing obesity, heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. Our bodies were designed to move constantly over the course of the day, but most of us sit for hours a day at work and at home! You need to workout at work. Fitness and wellness expert and award-winning author Kent Burden has created brief, simple movements you can incorporate into your daily life to combat the damaging effects of sitting. These simple movements done for 1-5 minutes each hour will burn calories, energize and refresh you. You can exercise at work and you won't even break a sweat. Read this award winning book--you'll be healthier in as little as 8 minutes a day.Learn More
“Sedentary Nation” recalls pivotal moments of the history of physical movement. Despite modernism and the decreasing use of the physical body, the book shows how almost anyone can easily benefit from a program that has a payoff of improved health, youthful look and energy, better sleep, and clearer thinking without the physical toll and battle fatigue that often accompany other approaches to wellbeing and fitness.
Expanding on that, the author details how, as Chinese philosophy explains, you can change your thinking and the body will follow. By sharing knowledge and practices from those he respects the most and cites throughout the book, including Jack LaLanne and Bruce Lee, Sifu Slim describes his own journey of self-mastery. “Sedentary Nation” is the result of several hundred interviews and over a decade of research. It stands as both wellness guide for the busy, modern era and humorous memoir of a life spent living the wellness walk.Learn More