Why You Should Start Stexting
April 03, 2014
As I wrote about previously, and you likely have heard from a few sources, sitting a lot is really unhealthy for you, even if you exercise consistently. The headlines proclaimed “sitting is the new smoking,” and this is due to the stats: The death rate for obesity in the US is now 35 million. It’s 3.5 million for tobacco.
If you sit for more than six hours a day, you are 40% more likely to die within 15 years than someone who sits less than 3 hours a day – even if you exercise! We sit more than we do anything else. We average 9.3 hours a day of sitting, compared to 7.7 hours of sleeping.
So I’ve decided to start “stexting.” We all text a lot. And in a recent conversation with my friend and colleague, Mindy Mylrea, creator of the Tabata Bootcamp program, she mentioned that one of her weekly challenges for her bootcmapers was that whenever they sent a text they had to be either “standing, dancing, or prancing.”
I loved this idea so much it gave me an idea to create the term “stexting.” It is a combination of “standing” with “texting,” which is exactly what you’ll do. Every time you send a text, do so while standing. Not walking, not driving, and, of course, not sitting. Get up to text. This rule would certainly make texting while driving impossible.
So start stexting right now. I’ll be stexting everyone I know, whenever I send them a message.
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