Warning: Desk Job Harmful to Health

Jan 20, 2010
Outside Magazine

Bad news for us office bums who spend most of the day in a chair: Some new research from the Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that prolonged periods of sitting are detrimental to your health, regardless of whether or not you exercise regularly. Basically, even if I go for a run after work, or lift some weights in the evening, the nine-plus hours I spend sitting at my desk are hurting my body. Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer have all been linked with a prolonged periods of sitting. Unsurprisingly, those who don't exercise and sit for long periods of time are affected the most.

It might be time for a quick lap around the office.

-- Lisa Lombardi

Filed To: Science, Fitness

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