Stand Up For Your Health!
March 15, 2010 1:22 PM Subscribe
Irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you.
posted by VikingSword (141 comments total)
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'Your chair is your enemy. It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting — in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home — you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and an early death.' 'Several strands of evidence suggest that there’s a “physiology of inactivity”: that when you spend long periods sitting, your body actually does things that are bad for you.'This
is not exactly [warning: video] new
or controversial research
Yet the evidence
keeps rolling in. Will future offices be structured differently, and will the cubicle be a thing of the past in view of the health hazards to office workers? For now, many people have taken to constructing home-made treadmills around their desk or work area, and there are commercial solutions as well