The Desk Job – Sitting is not Killing us…Stillness is!

We have all probably heard that sitting is the new smoking and sitting is killing us, right? While these statements do have some truth to them, the problem is sitting is not really bad for us. Cautionary note, I am not condoning to sit more or that sitting is some how healthy, my point is that sitting is not the sole problem. Stillness is the problem! The reason sitting gets such a bad rap is because throughout the workday many of us sit all day long. While we sit were are generally still – little to no movement. So, the answer for a person with a normal desk job, get a standing desk, right? Oh if only it were that easy. With a standing desk now we are simply standing while remaining relatively still for hours at a time…this means we are trading in one bad habit for another! In fact, standing in one place for too long can actually have adverse health effects such as increased risk for cardiovascular problems and increased back aches and pain from poor posture (slouching over your desk while standing). Stillness is Killing us, so What do we do? The answer is relatively simple, … Continue reading The Desk Job – Sitting is not Killing us…Stillness is!