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How to Avoid the Deadly Impacts of Sitting (Video)

Sitting at a desk job means you are twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease. That’s a giant risk from an unlikely suspect: your computer chair. The secret to avoiding scary sitting-related health impacts isn’t quitting your day job and becoming a personal trainer. The key is posture. Watch this video to find out what to do with your back, your body and your work-breaks to make sure you stay healthy.

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12:31PM PST on Feb 18, 2014

this was awesome, thank you.

4:35PM PST on Nov 8, 2013

TY

2:19AM PDT on Sep 29, 2013

Thanks

1:37AM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

True Brian M, but for the most part we don't have the same kind of jobs that they had in 'the olden days' when people got up at five in the morning, spent endless hours in the fields as they laboured long and hard. Too bad that employers don't set up some gym room for some physical exercise breaks or even Tai Chi.

1:32AM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Humans are not evolved for eight hour plus days of sitting still. One of the best things we can do (assuming we have one of those jobs that consists mainly of sitting) is choose to do our jobs standing up for at least 15 minutes of every hour of work. Not only is this good for the immediate health, but just making this simple change will cause most people to lose ten to twenty pounds over the course of a year.

2:12PM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Interesting video, although I think it could've been made to last half the time while saying the same things.

9:18AM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Thanks. Standing desks a recent invention should help.

7:25AM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

thanks

5:31AM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Video was choppy, couldn't listen to it.

12:09AM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

We anteaters don't sit much.

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