|Nice chair, if she must sit, but...|
Obese people sit for 2.5 hours more every day than non-obese people. Between 1980 and 2000, the rate of exercise among Americans stayed the same, the average length of time spent sitting increased 8% and the obesity rate doubled.
- Sitting impedes electrical activity in leg muscles.
- Calorie burning drops to 1 per minute for folks who are sitting.
- There is a direct correlation between hours spent watching TV and the percentage increase in health risk.
|St. C's own work|
Catherine was the daughter of an aristocratic house, raised in the court of the Duke of Ferrara, and educated in Latin, music, and painting. Yet she joined the Poor Clares, the second order of St. Francis, an order famous for exceptional austerity. In her life as a nun, she served as an abbess, but also as an illustrator and author. In her book, Treatise on the Seven Spiritual Weapons Necessary for Spiritual Warfare, she describes her visions from both God and Satan.
As a result of her extraordinary illustrations, she has been assigned to be the patron of artists. An artist named Sandhi Schimmel Gold has created this icon (at right) of Saint Catherine of Bologna. Prints of this and other portraits can be ordered at SchimmelArt.com