Sitting Will Kill You

9 May
Desk Job

Desk Job

If you have a desk job, or are a student, or are bed-ridden in any way, congratulations, you’re just inches away from a fatal heart attack. The bright white light is right before you.  Well, this is at least according to a scare the bejesus out of you graphic on Mashable.  I have heard before that sitting all day is bad for overall health, regardless of how active one is, but the infographic really brings it home (if it is to be believed and not just a scare tactic to get people to buy stand up desks).

What can anyone really do if they have a job that requires them to sit in front of a computer all day? There’s nothing like hearing that an aspect of your lifestyle that is hard to change is killing you. We can all eat better and exercise more, but our modern lifestyles make it difficult to get around the seated way of life.  We now have to treat our office jobs like a trans-Atlantic flight- walking around and stretching our legs to avoid deep-vein thrombosis. I have always tried to leave the office at lunchtime even if I bring my lunch, both for the change of scenery and to move my feet a little bit. It looks like this practice might end up saving me from a life of lethargy and heart problems!

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