Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sitting is killing you. (#Infographic)

Some of you probably spend a lot of time sitting down. You have to, it's the way you make a living. You punch in at 8:00AM, work (sort of) wholeheartedly 'till 5:00PM, and before you know it—you haven't gotten out of your (uncomfortable) desk chair for almost nine hours straight. It's called being a professional, and it's definitely respectable. It might be the greatest thing for your bank account, but it is undoubtedly the worst thing for your waistline. Take a look:

Sitting is Killing You

I share this with you today not to scare you, because I realize that working at a desk is almost essential for most of you and I don't want to discredit what you do, but I share this with you today as a reminder that once you punch out—you need to get your butt movin' again! Wait, scratch that...you can get your butt movin' again during your workday, too. Get up and go to your coworker instead of calling him/her on the phone. And please, take the stairs! Or, heck...take a five minute break and do some jumping jacks in your office.

When you do get home, while nothing seems better for you than a remote and your couch, you must find it within you to get some physical activity. As the infographic explains, adding more hours of sitting to your day full of sitting does nothing for your health and well-being. So before you get too comfortable with the primetime line-up, head to the gym. Or go for a walk. Do something that will always and forever be considered the exact opposite of sitting.

Question: How much sitting do you do in a single day?

1 comment:

Josh Scully said...

Tara...I read the article that brought this out

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/magazine/mag-17sitting-t.html?_r=2

even if you are FIT, you are more prone to heart attacks if you sit a lot! wow!!!

and we have a generation that will almost do nothing but sit behind computers!!

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