The Secret Dangers of Sitting

         The average american spends ¼ of their day sitting. Seems over exaggerated, but six hours of sitting a day is fairly accurate for many americans. Ends up that sitting for long periods of  time can cause some serious hidden risks.

 

  1. Shorter Life Span

 Sitting for long periods of time can reduce your lifespan. According to a 2011 study, reducing your sitting time to three hours a day opposed to six, can increase your lifespan up to two years.

 

  1. Higher Risk of Cancer

  A study conducted in 2011 found that 49,000 cases of breast cancer and 43,000  cases of  colon cancer are caused in part by over-sitting.

 

  1. Higher Risk of Cardiac Health Problems

The Mayo Clinic found that prolonged sitting can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and other related cardiac issues by 125%.

 

To combat these risks all you have to do is reduce your sitting time. You can invest in a standing desk, take regular breaks every half-hour, or just get moving!

 

Do note that this is prolonged sitting, sitting to recover from activity or just to take a break is fine.

Check out this video for more information- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUEl8KrMz14

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True or False?

Welcome to our daily true or false questions about varying archaeological topics.

True or False: The Olmecs emerged before the Aztecs.

Answer: True! The Olmecs emerged before the Mayans, and the Mayans emerged before the  Aztecs.

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True or false: Archaeology is a subfield of paleontology

Answer: False! Archaeology is a subfield of anthropology, and anthropology is a subfield of paleontology. Paleontology breaks off into annthropology before we see archaeology.

 

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True or false: King Tut was married to his cousin.

 

 

Answer: False! King Tut was married to his sister. Their attempts to have children resulted in several miscarriages, the unborn children later buried along with their father, King Tut himself.

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True or False: We share over 98% of our DNA with chimpanzees, and over 50% of our DNA with bananas.

 

 

Answer: True! This is based upon the average DNA of a human of course, and isn’t tailored to everyone, but this is indeed true. Surprisingly this is only one of some bizarre things we share a good bit of DNA with. Others include mice, dogs, pigs, and chickens!

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How I Structure A Productive Day

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Everyone wants to make the most of their day, but building a schedule for yourself can be a challenge. Today I am going to share with you how I structure a productive day. Do note that everyone is different and what works for one person, might not work for you. Implementing a few small things I mention into your day to create it in a way that will be effective for you. Just copying someone else’s routine won’t be of benefit.

I first wake up just before 6 am, I shower and get dressed by 6. Then I make myself a cup of tea with my breakfast and begin work for the day. I work until about 11 am, then take a short break. Next I will make myself a nutritious lunch. Afterwards I go ahead and take a 26 minute nap. This type of nap is called a Nasa Nap, and is used by astronauts to avoid drowsiness after naps. I like to take this nap after my meal just to help the food settle. I continue my work starting again at 1 pm, and I will usually finish right before 2 pm. Then I can enjoy the rest of my day, and I will be into to bed around 11 pm. This schedule allows me to complete so much in one day, by getting all of my work done, and then being able to enjoy myself, and spend time with the people I love. Unfortunately for people who do not work from home this might not be very helpful, but those of you who do are in luck.

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True or False?

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True or False: It is fairly easy to sex a skeleton.

 

Answer: False! Sexing ancient skeletons is tricky because barely ever do archaeologists discover fully preserved skeletons. One of the main ways to sex a skeleton is by observing the shape and width of the pelvis. With limited access to only the preserved parts of the skeleton, this can be quite difficult.