“We all have that nagging knowledge at the edge of our minds that our daily 9-5 desk job just isn’t healthy. Sitting behind a desk all day is not only unhealthy, but can be hazardous to your health.
“Paininjuryrelief.com has created an infographic entitled “Take a Stand: The Effects of Sitting at Work”, which outlines just what you may be risking by leading a sedentary life.
“150 years ago, we stood or walked 90 percent of the time. Today, we stand 40 percent of the time. With this decreased amount of activity as a ‘norm’, for many, it’s no surprise that our health is going downhill.
“This infographic outlines just how sedentary we are, and how if we remain seated, we have higher chances of developing ugly health conditions such as:
- Type 2 Diabetes,
- High cholesterol
- And many more health conditions that plague our society
“Thankfully, there are things you can do. Reducing your sitting time to three hours a day may increase your life span by two years. Additionally, standing more often means burning more calories, and keeping your body in a more active state.”
Take a Stand: The Effects of Sitting at Work