I’m trying to lose weight (again). I’m trying to get back into exercising (again). I am liking the challenge of blogging regularly. And now I read… this: Stand Up While You Read This! by Olivia Judson.
Here’s the intro:
Your chair is your enemy.
It doesn’t matter if you go running every morning, or you’re a regular at the gym. If you spend most of the rest of the day sitting — in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home — you are putting yourself at increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, a variety of cancers and an early death. In other words, irrespective of whether you exercise vigorously, sitting for long periods is bad for you.
Here’s the picture of the ideal working environment for a “knowledge worker” in the article:
Don’t even ask me about sitting down to watch the Olympics…
Like I said. I’m sitting down while I write this. You’re probably sitting down while you read this… We’re all doomed.
(I’ll be back later – I’ve got to go walk around a few minutes)