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How to Get Off the Couch in 6 Simple Steps

Pop quiz. How many hours a day do you spend sitting down?

a.) 24 hours

b.) 23 hours

c.) 2 hours

d.) 0 hours

e.) All of the above.

If your answer was a, b, c, d, or e, there is something seriously wrong with you, and we suggest you consult a doctor.

In all seriousness, a sedentary lifestyle can lead to lots of nasty problems.

  1. Pain
  2. Strain
  3. Reduced circulation
  4. Back troubles
  5. Heart Disease
  6. Death

Death, you say? Mayo Clinic gives a shockingly vague statistic that too much sitting could lead to a 50% increase in death by any cause. (You ask, so that means, if I sit too much, the likelihood that a meteor will plummet into my backyard and kill me will be 50% greater?)

Whatever the nitty-gritty science says, we know by how it makes us feel that sitting around all day is not good for us. (Some scientists believe that sitting on the couch for too long can turn us into a tuberous crop, commonly known as the potato.)

So here's how to get off the couch. Listen closely.

1. Mentally prepare.

2. Plant both feet firmly on the ground.

3. Shift weight towards feet.

4. Launch self upward via feet.

5. Adjust to full height.

6. See the world from a whole new perspective.


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