Source: Is Your Job Killing You, OnlineUniversity.net
The productivity of the average worker has skyrocketed thanks to technology, but it comes at the price of a sedentary lifestyle. And mounting research suggests that sitting at your desk for eight hours a day can have a dramatic impact on your health.
The past 40 years have seen a lot of changes to the American lifestyle, including the way we work. People are sitting more, getting less exercise, engaging with computers on a daily basis, and finding new ways to get stressed out. So how has this shift in the way we work affected Americans?
Enter the desk and the fact that less than 20% of all jobs require physical activity. We are quickly becoming a workforce where our fingers get more exercise than any other part of our body. And, if not careful, we are allowing our desk jobs to murder us.
People sitting at a computer all day are at a heightened risk for packing on pounds, developing heart disease, and dying young—and yet over 80% of Americans report to a desk job every morning. In a nation that extolls working hard and working often, many may be displeased to find that at the end of the day, all that work just might be killing you.
Bottom line: Stand UP! Walk around! Don’t let work murder you.