Like most of you, I spend a huge amount of time on the computer. In addition to spending my entire working day in front of the screen, I’m also on my computer quite a bit in my personal time.
Last August, I changed jobs and once again, I work from home. While this is an incredible perk to me, it also means I pretty much camp out at my desk all day. I don’t have to get up during the day to walk down the hall for meetings or to chat with my co-workers or for anything really other than to walk to and from the kitchen for coffee or lunch. Pretty pathetic, I know.
With all of that, it’s not uncommon for me to spend in excess of 10 hours a day during the week on the computer. That’s a TON of hours to just sit, and that doesn’t even include the time I spend sitting in the car, on the couch, or reading in bed at night. And to be straight-forward about it, it was starting to make me feel sluggish and rather blah.
Is Sitting Really So Bad?
Just Google “sitting all day”, “sitting disease”, “why sitting is bad for you”, or any similar search string and you’ll see why experts are all a bunch of Negative Nellie’s about the impact of too much sitting on our overall health, wellness, and lifespan.
Y’all, it’s killing us.
For me, the research on the negative effects of sitting that’s been hitting the news so often just backed up how I felt physically and mentally after sitting all day. The only question remaining was what I was going to do about it.
It was time to make a stand (pun intended, and yes, I know it was pretty terrible) and sit less.
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