Dave’s Diary:Don’t Just Sit There, DO Something!
We’ve all heard about the dangerous high stress that can come with certain jobs…but what if your job was just to come into work and sit…no phones, no paperwork, no boss, nothing ….how about now? You are still in jeopardy according to a new study from the University of Sydney in Australia. By just sitting at your desk all day, you are raising your risk of death — a lot. How? Your chair. It’s a killer.
People who sit 11 or more hours a day are 40% more likely to die over the next three years, no matter how physically active they are the rest of the time and the risk of death was 15% higher for those sitting between eight and 11 hours a day, compared with those who sit four or fewer hours a day. So? Get up move around…don’t just sit there!!