Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2339 Taking a Sit

I'm very grateful I've had the opportunity to live a relatively long life. Back in the days of the first paleo diet, paleo-people only lived to the advanced old age of 32. Not long enough to enjoy the debilitating effects of clogged arteries and incontinence.

So when I say I've had the pleasure of living in a time span that encompassed both Ozzie and Harriet and Ozzy Osbourne from Black Sabbath I mean it's pretty cool. Sure the gals in the audience that were throwing panties at rock stars are now throwing Depends but who cares. 

On that subject, I think they need to come up with another word than Depends. Something more secure sounding. You don't want to open up the possibility that reliable coverage and containment "depends." You want certainty. Like Pampers make you feel secure. So since so many grampas and grammas use them, let's call them Grampers.

They might even prolong life. How? Well, recent scientific research has shown that it's not heavy exercise that will increase your lifespan. It's light exercise and standing up. 

Researchers in Sweden took a group of sedentary overweight men and women, all 68 years old, and told them to sit less and move more. Another were told to do what they always do. The participants’ telomeres, caps on the end of DNA strands, shortened with the go-on-as-normal group. The stand-up-more group had theirs grow longer. Meaning their cells had actually become physiologically younger. Another group that exercised heavily got shorter telomeres just like the very lazy folks. 

The conclusion of the head researcher was that sitting and sedentary behavior may be the most important new health hazard of our time.  

More reason to use grampers. Sitting less. You live longer when you stand up and move.

America, ya gotta love it. 

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