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Why Prolonged Sitting May Be Worse Than You Think

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With the world rapidly changing, more people than ever are moving their primary work environment home. With the convenience, decreased travel times, and lowered office expenses, has also come a rise in sedentary desk activity… aka sitting!

With research suggesting we are now sitting for 12+ hours a day, up from the 10 hours of our waking time being sedentary, there’s little question that the short and long-term effects of prolonged sitting won’t be good.

Over the past decade, it’s been well documented that extended periods of sitting has negative health consequences, many of them even unexpected, much like the increased risk of developing Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

On the surface, negative consequences for spinal health seem to be obvious, but upon closer examination, the effects of prolonged sitting go far beyond simply achy shoulders and headaches.

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The Low-Down On Stand Up Desks

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Do you use stand up desks? Yes or no? Let me know in the comments below!

With all the stories about the ‘epidemic of sitting disease,’ and how ‘sitting is the new smoking’ it’s no wonder people are looking for an alternative…

Stand Up Desks are flying off the shelf and the increase in demand has actually brought a lot more competition to the market, driving prices down – wooo!! You can now get a decent desk-top standing station for ~$200 which is great, especially for anyone with a home office!

However Stand Up Desks are not a panacea for sitting-related problems, and come with some of the very same challenges that plague so many people who sit all day. What’s happening here?

Find out in this week’s episode of Healthy TV!

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