End of the work week have your muscles aching? Sitting for long periods of time isn’t just bad for your long-term health, it can make you feel cramped, stiff and sore from all the hunching and slouching and inactivity. But some muscle tension or pain that gets blamed on sitting could actually be caused by your diet or by dehydration. More
If you pay attention to everything on the Internet long enough, you will likely become paranoid that everything you eat, drink and do is going to kill you. And here is one more study to add to that madness. British researchers claim that sitting for prolonged periods each day (like more than three hours…yikes) could increase our risk of chronic kidney disease.
You’ve probably seen the “Sitting is Killing You” infographic, but maybe you didn’t actually believe that a sedentary life was as serious as the images made it appear. But it definitely, definitely is. According to a series of research papers in a special edition of The Lancet, investigating teams have found that, worldwide, inactivity may be as lethal as smoking cigarettes. But there are ways to fix it. More
There’s an expression that I’ll always remember clearly from high school French: Metro, Boulot, Dodo. Directly translated, it means “commute, work, sleep,” but in essence, they’re talking about the depressing reality of people who live to work: Sit in a car or train, sit at work, and sleep—depressing, and according to study after study, also a good way to increase your chance of dying sooner. It’s no revelation that sitting at work all day is bad for your health, but another new study was released this week that confirms the risk of death increases the more we stay seated…even if they get a lot of exercise in the time that they don’t spend sitting down. More
Finally, my inability to sit through long meetings or extended family gatherings can be classified as something other than rude. It’s actually good for my health. Yes, boring bossman and Aunt Gerdie (who just wants to drone on and on about her aches and pains), this is why I must excuse myself.
In a recent study published in the journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, scientists have found that slight increases in daily physical activity — like walking to the copier or fidgeting at your desk can increase your cardiovascular fitness. In fact, they say not sitting still for very long can amount to 30 additional minutes of physical activity a day. More
We were hoping that even though we spend the majority of our working hours tethered to our computer, the fact that we exercise each morning would negate the consequences of sitting all day. But, according to the release of a 13-year study, even us athletes-by-morning, desk-jobbers-by-day have a higher risk of death than slackers who don’t exercise yet don’t sit all day either. More
Sitting is easy, right? It might seem like the only no-brainer part of your job, but sitting for hours can have some serious health risks, like weight gain, chronic pain, stress and back injuries, and increased risk of diabetes and … More