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Thursday, March 4, 2010

On bended knees

I am typing this post while kneeling at my computer. Why you may ask? OK - other than the really obvious need for forgiveness for neglecting my blog, I've just read that sitting down is the new smoking! A study has

...found that for every hour that a person spends sitting..., their individual risk of death from all causes rose 11 per cent, their risk of death from cardiovascular disease rose 18 per cent and their risk of dying from cancer, 9 per cent.

I'm really surprised that I'm still here after those statistics. Given how much I've been sitting all these years, I'm pretty sure that the risk from all causes would be pushing 100% (albeit at an ever decreasing rate). Also, given how my knees are feeling already, I'm sure that knee replacement surgery is now on the cards.

Anyway, I thought I would try making a whole card while standing up1 just to see how tricksy it would be to avoid this sitting health hazard going forward. Here it is:

Card made using Stampin' Up! suppliesStampin' Supplies
Brilliant Blue
Chocolate Chip
Old Olive
So Saffron

Stamp sets:
Good Friend
Simply Said

So Saffron CS
Tall Tales DSP
Whisper White CS

Circle Scissors Plus
Rose Red Double Stitched Grograin
Sponge Dauber

After that experiment, I can honestly say, "I can't stand it!" Oh noes! Is that a varicose vein I see appearing?

1. Most demonstrators are probably adept at demoing cards standing up BUT who would choose to design a card doing so? Yeah .. thought so ... who's quite that crazy, hey? Doh! Me apparently.


Kari said...

That is a gorgeous card Lin Mei! Love it! I read that article too and it made me wonder what my risk % is up to!! Yikes! Good luck with trying to lower your risk - and I hope your knees recover from the experiment!! :)

Lin Mei said...

Thanks so much, Kari! I think lowering that "sitting" risk is going to increase the need for a chiropractor and additional surgery ... am hoping that lying down will be the solution to it all *grin*

Christine Blain said...

Hahaha - I laughed at your post. It wasn't until I had my own dedicated craft space that I realised I PREFER to create standing up! Who knew??!! Cute card, by the way. And all the best with your improved cardiovascular system :)

Chris Parker-Barnes said...

Hi Lin Mei
I just wanted to pop in and congratulate you on being published again! Your cards are stunning (as always)! I love the colour combo.
So, I think you can stop begging now :)

Lee said...

Hi Lin Mei, just a wee note to let you know I am popping in regularly and missing your posts :) I hope all is well with you in Lin Mei land, and you are finding some time to create for 'you' even if you can't always post.

Lee x

Anonymous said...

Your funny, I stand when making cards because my work bench is a bit high for a chair and I don't have a stool, I prefer to stand anyway I seem to concentrate better or something. And see how beautiful your card turned out!

Crafty Cow said...

lol lin mei at your standing up card.