Since it is Thursday, I’m linking up today with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.
- Simple Sitting Test Predicts How Long You’ll Live.
This study has been mentioned in many fitness-related articles. Basically it says if you (as an adult aged 50 and over) can’t do the following without using you arms, legs or hands, you would be more likely to die in the next 6 years.
So like many of us who saw this, I tried it.
Well, I couldn’t do it. Not even close…
Should I be worried? Will I die soon???
Then I read many of the comments on the articles referencing this study and then I also thought about it logically.
There are so many more important factors that influence longevity:
- fitness-related activities
- and more
Some people are naturally flexible (even if they have never done yoga.) So they may be able to do pass this sitting test and still not be healthy.
Then others may have knee, back, ankle, foot issues that prevent them from being able to stand and sit without using their other body parts. These folks who are not over weight and are physically active will most likely live longer.
So, it’s great if you can pass the Sitting Test but if you can’t, I wouldn’t worry about your shortened lifespan.
- Ice Cream in Winter
I miss summer – the sunshine, the warm temps, the longer days. The one thing I can control is what I eat.
I eat ONE every night and it puts a smile on my face. Don’t judge!
- Training has begun.
If you can call it training. I don’t have a plan but I do worry about my long runs on the weekend so I guess I am training for my March 5 Half Marathon in Florida.
– Jan 8 – 6 miles
– Jan 15 – 7 miles (Winter Series 10K race + .8)
– Jan 22 – 8 miles
– Jan 29 – 9 miles (Winter Series 15K race)
-Feb 5 – 11 miles or Feb 4 Polar Cap 4 mile race + 6
– Feb 12 – Winter Series 10 mile race
– Feb 19 – 12 miles
– Feb 26 – 10 miles
– March 5 – RACE DAY
My weekdays are using 2 or 3 runs of 3 or 4 miles.
Happy Running! What’s on your mind today? Can you pass the Sitting Test? Do you use an official training plan for your races? Do you eat ice cream in the winter?