Dear Friend,

Winter is officially here!

And if you’re like most people, you might be planning on going
outdoors and doing plenty of activity.

That’s a good thing … a VERY good thing, as you’ll see in today’s
surprising article.


Yours For Health,
Shane Shiels
Shashido Enterprises
Adelaide’s Premier Health & Fitness Expert

Is This Slowly Killing You?

Your body was never designed for the technological era we live in.

You were designed to move. A lot.

Yet chances are good, you spend a large part of your day in
front of a computer (or television when you’re relaxing).

And now, a sea of new research suggests that sitting down for
long periods of time is hazardous to your health and longevity.

For example, one study led by Peter Katzmarzyk of the Pennington
Biomedical Research Centre, was one of the first studies to find a
dose-response relationship between sitting and mortality from any
kind of cause – including cardiovascular disease. [1]

In an interview, he told NBC news that ‘The research ‘elevates sedentary
behaviour as an important risk factor, similar to smoking and obesity,
‘ Katzmarzyk said.’ [2]

Pretty shocking, right? Sitting and not moving much throughout the
day is as critical of a risk factor as smoking and being overweight!

There wouldn’t be so much cause for alarm if this was the only study
of its kind. Unfortunately, more studies point to this same conclusion.

Researchers from the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the
University of Leicester, reviewed 18 different studies on the ill-effects
of sitting for long periods of time.

The studies represented almost 800,000 people.

Their conclusion?

People who sit for the longest periods of time are TWICE as likely to
have diabetes or heart disease, compared to those spend the least
amount of their day sitting.

The disturbing part? This correlation seems to hold true even if
you’re active but still sit for long periods of time.

According to the study’s lead researcher, Thomas Yates, MD :
“Even for people who are otherwise active, sitting for long stretches
seems to be an independent risk factor for conditions like diabetes,
cardiovascular disease, and kidney disease.” [3]

Yet another study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
followed 7,744 men to see the effects of spending so much time sitting
around (whether it was in a car or on the couch watching television).

They found that those who sat for more than 23 hours per week had at
least a 64 percent greater risk of dying from heart disease compared to
their more active counterparts. [4]

The writing on the wall is clear:

Get off the couch and do whatever you can to be more active.

Now that the weather’s cool, find more ways to walk more every day.
Get a pedometer and shoot for 10,000 steps per day.

If you work at a computer, take a break every 20-60 minutes and stretch,
walk around. There are smartphone apps that will even remind you to
stand up and move throughout the day.

Something else you can do – instead of watching television when you get
home from work, hit the gym and watch your favourite show while walking
on the treadmill.

Think of creative ways to get your butt off the chair. Your body and health
will thank you – and you’ll be more likely to live a lot longer!

One more thing – if you need a little extra help in being more active and
making eating healthy a lifestyle … I highly suggest you take advantage of
your FREE Fitness Consultation (an $87 value).

During this consult, you’ll receive detailed information on how to get fit and
trim that’s tailored to YOUR body.

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[1] Katzmarzyk PT, Church TS, Craig CL, Bouchard C. “Sitting time and mortality
from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.” Med Sci Sports Exerc.
2009 May;41(5):998-1005.


[3] E. G. Wilmot,C. L. Edwardson, et. al. “Sedentary time in adults and the
association with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and death: systematic review
and meta-analysis” Diabetologia November 2012, Volume 55, Issue 11, pp 2895-2905

[4] WARREN, TATIANA Y.; BARRY, VAUGHN; et. al.”Sedentary Behaviors Increase
Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality in Men” Medicine & Science in Sports &
Exercise: May 2010 – Volume 42 – Issue 5 – pp 879-885
human colon cancer cells. BMC Gastroenterology. 2012 Jan;12:9.

Quote Corner

“Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity” -Will Smith

Eat Yourself Thin

Avocado-Lime Prawn Salad
(Serves Six)

570gms cooked, deveined shelled prawns, tail shells removed
3 avocados – peeled, pitted and diced
1 bunch spring onions, chopped
3 large red tomatoes, diced
1 large yellow tomato, diced
1 capsicum (any color), chopped
1/2 bunch corriander, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
salt and ground black pepper to taste

1. Cut the prawns into 2 or 3 pieces and place in a large bowl; add the avocado,
spring onion, red and yellow tomatoes, capsicum, corriander, and lime juice; mix.
Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes before serving.

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Ready: 25 mins

Amount Per Serving – Calories: 301 / Total Fat: 16.7g / Cholesterol: 144mg /
Sodium: 227mg / Total Carbs: 18.5g / Dietary Fibre: 9.7g / Protein: 23.3g

Recipe from

Shashido Enterprises
Strathalbyn, S.A. 5255
Phone: 0420 347 550   Email :

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