When Dr. Bob Sallis called me, he was standing in line at an airport. I was sitting down.
We had scheduled an interview for this article about walking. But the message that he wanted to get out was both about walking and sitting.
“Some of the recent studies are showing that if you sit the rest of the day after exercise you negate the benefits of your exercise,” Dr. Sallis told me. “You have to be conscious of too much sitting.”
One of my wives once told me, only half in jest, that she never stands when she could sit and never sits when she could lie down. That’s only a slight exaggeration of what most of us have become.