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Is your favorite exercise just sitting? It may be killing you!


Our entire modern world is constructed to keep you sitting down. When we drive, we sit. When we work at an office, we sit. When we watch TV, well, you get the picture.

And yet, a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that this kind of sedentary behavior increases our chances of getting a disease or a condition that will kill us prematurely, even if we exercise.

Researchers from Toronto came to this conclusion after analyzing 47 studies of sedentary behavior. They adjusted their data to incorporate the amount someone exercises and found that the amount of sitting we typically do in a day,  still outweighs the benefit we get from exercise. Of course, the more you exercise, the lower the impact of sedentary behavior.

The studies showed that sedentary behavior can lead to death from cardiovascular issues and cancer, as well as cause chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes.

Physical inactivity has been identified as the fourth-leading risk factor for death for people all around the world, according to the World Health Organization. Prolonged sitting, meaning sitting for eight to 12 hours or more a day, increased your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 90%.

So what can you do to reduce the time you spend engaged in an activity that is not good for you?

The study authors did make some simple suggestions to help you sit less. One is to just be aware of how much you are sitting. That way you can make a goal of reducing that number a little bit each week. If you are at work, you could try a standing desk or make it a goal to stand up or walk around for a minute or three once every half an hour. If you watch TV at night, don’t zoom ahead during the commercials with your DVR. Instead walk around or at least stand up during the show break.

The important thing is to know that you need to keep your body moving. A healthy body is a healthy mind.


What is Colour Therapy?



What is Colour Therapy?

by Suzy Chiazzari – principal of Iris School of Colour Therapy U.K.

Colour is pure light energy that sustains us in good health and each rainbow colour has its own special healing power. Colour Therapy is a gentle but powerful therapy that uses these therapeutic and mood-enhancing qualities to bring about deep healing and harmony to the mind, body and spirit so colour is really the medicine of the future.

A colour therapist can help you understand how your favourite colours can mirror your life, your personality and your state of health on all levels. Colour reflection readings using Colour Reading Cards is an excellent form of diagnosis that helps you discover which areas of our life are out of balance and causing you stress and pain.



You will also understand why you are attracted to certain colours and a Colour therapist will show you how to use these colours for healing, health, relaxation and creative inspiration.

By introducing the right colours back into your life in your dress, diet, decor and by learning colour-healing techniques, like colour breathing, art therapy and colour silk scarf treatments. These colour healing drives negative energy from your energy system allowing good health and happiness to flow back into your life.



Learning about Colour Therapy can help you to:

  • Obtain health, vitality and rebuild health after an operation or illness
  • Alleviate symptoms of chronic illness that dont seem to respond to other treatment
  • Help you to deal with stress, depression, loneliness, frustration and other emotional problems such as loss or grief.
  • Promote prosperity, success so you can fulfil your true potential
  • Help you to discover your true life’s work
  • Develop peace of mind and spirit
  • Create harmony an balance in your life


The wonderful thing about Colour Therapy is that it touches every aspect of your life, from the mood you get up in the morning, your energy levels, appetite and digestion, nervous and immune system. So Colour Therapy is not just a quick complementary health treatment, but something that can support and nourish you every day of the week. So a Colour Therapist will be able to help you choose the right colours for you.

The Iris International School of Colour  was established by renowned colour healer, teacher and author, Suzy Chiazzari in 1992 to provide training in all aspects of Colour Therapy. You can now share in Suzy’s passion and knowledge of colour by taking one of her personally tutored, home study courses for your own self-development or to start a new and exciting career in this fast-growing area of complementary health.



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