Topic: healthy jobs

Back To Fitness: 8 Ways To Get Paid To Get In Shape (And We’re Not Talking About Aerobic Instructors)

Back To Fitness: 8 Ways To Get Paid To Get In Shape (And We're Not Talking About Aerobic Instructors)

Come on, be honest–you’re sitting at your desk right now hating how your job is making you so unhealthy, right? We thought so! We’ve reported before on the dangers of a desk job and who can deny what all those hours of sitting can do to your body–not to mention the fattening cafeteria food and the lack of time it leaves you to exercise. More »

Quit Your Desk Job: 8 Careers That Are Healthier Than Sitting In an Office

Quit Your Desk Job: 8 Careers That Are Healthier Than Sitting In an Office

Anyone who sits at a desk all day knows: Sitting at a desk all day is bad for your health. We don’t need studies to tell us that sitting for eight to ten hours makes us feel sluggish, tight, and even overweight. But studies do confirm: sitting for six hours or more increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. And researchers say that even if you’re a slave to the gym in your time off, the health benefits are undone if you spend the rest of your day seated. If that wasn’t depressing enough, it gets worse: Research shows that standing desks, a popular compromise for people who have to spend hours in an office but want to get off their butts, aren’t necessarily any better: Standing all day can be bad for circulation, and your posture may be just as bad as it was in a chair if you’re staring down your compute screen all day. More »