Get Up, Lose Weight: How Your Chair Is Killing You

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July 29 (Bloomberg) -- Dr. James Levine, author of "Get Up!: Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It," explains the risks of a sedentary lifestyle. He speaks with Cory Johnson on "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg)

Happenstance, and this book is right along my alley.

Pimm fox is twice the man i am, but he does this banding desk thing which he built on his own because he could not wait to get the monitors installed.

Should we do this?

We are finding that there are tens of thousands of people who are getting up.

The dangers of sitting with respect to the chronic as easy as you mentioned, but on top of that the mental slowing the people feel sitting at their desks every day.

People are getting up across america at across the world.

What we are finding is that people are giving up, it was specially working corporations, they are more alert, more creative, the productivity improves.

What i've come to notice is that things are just getting better and better the more more people get up.

Specifically the health risks.

Tell me about them and why they happen in the body.

34 chronic diseases, including cancer and depression, on top of diabetes and obesity.

Just because you're legs are folded?

The huge genetic mulatto molecular tousle of metabolism is slowed.

Blood sugar rises, but pressure rises, and all of those toxins cannot be flushed out.

Great guy to go walking just walking, not running.

I would swim.

What i started walking 10,000 steps a day, change my diet with a little butit less sugar, i lost 30 pounds in a year.

I keep hearing stories like mine from lots of people.

Just when they start standing.

I literally heard what i came to here, and 300 pound gentleman lost 25 pounds in six months.

He just started walking to work.

It is introducing walking into your day.

It is quite impressive, all without breaking a sweat.

Why did people start sitting?

Since the industrial revolution, we became seduced 1940's, and we became trained to sit at our desks.

All the suspect behind monitors and doing hours upon hours of endless e-mails.

And then we are in front of the tv and internet, and all of a sudden you spent 15 hours on your bottom and it is not what we are meant to do.

We have some great corporations that really designed the way we work.

They think that they are succumbing to customers about but they had a great role in making the work work.

What are they doing in terms of designing furniture?

Credit where credit is due.

When still k's came out, they realize there would be an implicit need across corporate america to give people not boxes that they are adding to their desk above but copper industrial grade but professional solutions . this has been the most phenomenally successful enterprise, not just for those 10 thousand people who actually purchase them, but for getting the idea out that you can walk and work.

Think of the standard conference, where you said on your bottom and daydream.

If you can be walking at 1.5-two miles per hour, one is actually more attentive to those types of calls and interactions.

That is what the treadmill desk scenario has told us.

People can walk for three hours while at work and lose the pounds.

The jobs -- steve jobs, mark zuckerberg, the ceo of linkedin, they all walk around the campus.

I cannot sit and look at slides anymore.

People answer questions differently, the number retention might not be the same, that what you talk about and the way about it is very different.

We have introduced walk and talk meetings and talk meetings in more than 70 u.s. corporations.

The dynamic is different.

If you had a bad day, one of the best ways to deal with it was to take someone to go for a walk.

It is a very intimate thing to do with someone.

If you hold a walk and talk meetings exchanging ideas, socrates came up with the idea, it is nothing new.

It is a powerful way of interacting with somebody.

So much more healthy, and therefore more positive.

You're getting that buzz of endorphins.

Creativity and work.

Halfway through my walk we go

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