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Sitting is Underrated

Updated on September 18, 2011
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So, here I am. I sit. That is what I do. I sit to work, I sit to play, I sit to read, breathe, eat, and to watch television. It seems all I ever do is sit. My butt is getting wider, and my stomach is getting squishier. My feet seem to swell up and my mind is getting the opposite of sharp.

If I continue to sit I may just become permanently adhered to this computer chair. I will not be able to get up off of it. No worries! I can roll around in the chair and get to the television, to the computer, to the refrigerator, the sink, and the kitchen table to eat. I think sitting will suit me just fine!

Sitting is underrated. When someone is sitting they are likely not raising their blood pressure. You can pay your bills sitting down or you can deposit checks into your bank account by using your smart phone. You are able to just about anything that you used to do standing up by the sheer act of just sitting!

Isn’t it grand that no one needs to stand up anymore? Isn’t it delightful to know that sitting is such an easy thing to do? There is no need to work out. Your body doesn’t have to do that much, just plug away at a keyboard, sew a few stitches, turn the pages on a book, or push the button on that remote. Everything that can be done; can be done while sitting.

But then what? You can get yourself a scooter to take a ‘walk’ in the park, or you can sit in a car and go on a road trip. Most of the things you want to see are right off the road, anyway. Redwood National Park is a drive-through park, as is Vicksburg, Ms. You can drive through the wild animal refuges or through Yellowstone. Who has to walk? You can save a great deal of money on shoes if you never put your weight on your feet!

Walking is overrated. Yes, it is! If we had to do something that required walking we’d be walking more. Getting out of the house used to mean having a bar-b-que in the back yard, now it means taking fifteen steps out the front door and into the air conditioned car and driving to the local BBQ restaurant where you once again, sit!

So, to me it seems that we are all becoming so sedentary that we should just stop worrying about trying to get into better shape. Who needs it? The larger man and woman are becoming much more accepted as the societal norm. Why the heck not?


Well, folks, I’m tired of sitting. I think I’ll go turn on my treadmill, put on the headphones, and take a little walk. See you!


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