The “Sitting Is Killing You” Infographic Shows Just How Bad Prolonged Sitting Is

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Sitting is killing you. Numerous studies have pointed to the health risks of sitting all day, but here you have in one illustration how prolonged sitting affects our bodies and reminders to interrupt sitting time whenever possible.

The human body simply isn’t built to sit all day at a desk or for hours vegging out on the couch. Many of us spend more time sitting than sleeping. To avoid the health risks, we need not just 30 minutes of daily exercise, the infographic advises, but taking every opportunity to get up during the day.

You don’t need adopt a standing desk; there were many great suggestions offered by Lifehacker commenters recently on how to avoid sitting down all day, like placing important items (phone, copier) away from the desk.

via The “Sitting Is Killing You” Infographic Shows Just How Bad Prolonged Sitting Is.

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