Sitting Is the New Smoking: Episode 59 of the Fit Father Project Podcast

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Founder, Fit Father Project
Founder, Fit Mother Project

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Founder, Fit Father Project
Founder, Fit Mother Project

sitting is the new smoking

Episode 59 of the Fit Father Project Podcast is all about why sitting is the new smoking and how sitting for long periods of time negatively impacts your health.

In this episode, you’ll meet Dr. Stefan Zavalin, a doctor of physical therapy and the owner of Love to Move, a company that helps companies redesign their workplaces in order to encourage physical and emotional wellness.

Sedentary behavior and sitting for long periods of time increase the risk of some types of cancer by up to 68 percent and the risk of diabetes by up to 112 percent. 

Too much sitting can negatively affect your cardiovascular health, spinal health, blood sugar, and even lead to muscle loss.

In this episode, Dr. Zavalin explains why this happens and, more importantly, how we can fix it.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The dangers extended periods of sitting.
  • What we can do in our daily lives to readjust our desks and anywhere else we sit.
  • How to stand more.
  • How much you should be sitting vs standing each day.
  • Some great stretches you can do to combat the negative aspects of sitting.
  • And so much more!

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Additional Links Mentioned in This Episode

Love to Move website

How to book Love to Move at your organization

Dr. Zavalin on Instagram

Dr. Zavalin on Facebook

Dr. Zavalin on LinkedIn

Warm-Ups, Stretches, and Mobility Routines

Stretches for People Who Sit All Day

10 Stretches For Normal People That You Should Do Every Day

Dr. Anthony Balduzzi NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Founder, Fit Father Project
Founder, Fit Mother Project

After watching his own Dad lose his health and pass away at the young age of 42, Dr. Balduzzi founded The Fit Father Project and Fit Mother Project to help busy dads and moms get and stay healthy for their families.

Dr. Anthony Balduzzi holds dual degrees in Psychology & Nutrition from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, and is also a former national champion bodybuilder. He’s is most proud of the fact that he’s helped over 40,000 families in over 100 countries lose weight and get healthy for life.

*Please know that weight loss results and health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on why sitting is the new smoking.

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Founder, Fit Father Project
Founder, Fit Mother Project

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