Fresh fear: couch potato syndrome!
I understand that sitting for long periods may affect blood sugar, weight and metabolism.
Finally, a bloke from England offered up this news from a University College London study for all of us to contemplate. (Before, going further, a "university college?" Really? Must be some fresh approach to knocking down tuition.)
Back to the point: The following views (from internet snippets) seem to add depth to this infamous couch potato syndrome.
w Statistics have shown that you are at high risk of dying the longer you live.
w I'll take my chances with sitting rather than smoking and drinking diet soda. I'd rather have hemorrhoids than lung cancer.
w The world is trying to kill us, no matter what we are.
w Never mind banning guns, ban chairs.
Hey, what the heck. I think we all need a bit of humor to balance Obama's sequestration plan to help cut spending. Oh well, when all truckers, most office workers and a host of others pass away from this horrible syndrome, our socialist government's medical program will be in full swing to save a few survivors.
Merrily, the cycle will start all over again without consideration of historical lessons.
KURT LEWIS, Richland