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What are the Health Issues of Sitting?

Sitting can be killing you

There is one thing nearly all modern Americans have in common: we sit all the time. Though our great shift towards computer-based work has done great things for productivity, it has, unfortunately, also done terrible things for our health. So what are the health issues associated with too much sitting?

From increased risk of heart disease and obesity in the long term, to sharply hampered cholesterol maintenance in the short term, the negative health effects of sitting are starting to weigh heavily against the benefits. Even the medical field – the greatest advocates and reducing sitting time – is plagued by this new health issue.

Though doctors and nurses get plenty of walking time, it usually falls to the secretaries, billers, and coders to do all the sitting. And, as we can see, something has to change.

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What are your thoughts? Some say sitting all day is as bad or worse that smoking. We’ve got to keep moving people. What do you think? Infographic Via: Medical Billing And Coding

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Thursday 7th of August 2014

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Kohila Ganesan

Sunday 11th of August 2013

It is quite scary too but a meaningful and useful post! I would be totally ignorant of it if i miss this post!!

cassie

Sunday 11th of August 2013

amen! in the age of computers and folks sitting a lot, it can lead to so many problems. my cousin died of a blood clot that went to his heart because of too much sitting at the desk / plane rides.

Cynthia Brooks

Saturday 10th of August 2013

It's scary to think that sitting hurts longevity even when a person exercises daily. I try to exercise for 30 minutes 4-7 days a week and sometimes I get down to 2 times a week which I know is not good for my health. But I never thought sitting in general with your work or free time was bad if you did exercise. :( I did love all your graphics!! And btw I love your slogan..its never too late!

sallie

Wednesday 7th of August 2013

Its scary! I sit a lot at my job, but I make it a point to even just stand up for 5 minutes at a time whenever possible. I would love to have a walking workstation :) Bring me a treadmill!!! Thanks for the info.

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