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Sitting Health

If You're Trying To Lose Weight, Walk Away From The Standing Desk

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Desk jobs can be a huge hurdle in the way of weight loss. Sitting at a desk all day has been linked to obesity, heart disease and premature death. Ove...

Primal Foot: Standing on Flat Ground Is Worse Than Sitting

Alex Charfen | Posted 01.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Alex Charfen

Flat ground limits us to a single range of motion, compared to the natural variety of movements we should be accustomed to. This weakens our body and ignores how it has evolved to function optimally.

6 Yoga Poses For Anyone Who Sits At A Desk All Day

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living

You may have heard the expression "sitting is the new smoking." That's because too much sitting is associated with higher heart attack, metabolic ...

Taking a Stand (Literally) for Health in Schools

Sadie Barr | Posted 06.24.2016 | Education
Sadie Barr

Not only do standing desks in classrooms improve health outcomes, they also improve academic performance. This is like a public health professional's dream! Why aren't these everywhere?

Sitting All Day Can Make Everything Hurt, But There's A Way To Fix It

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Typically, when we think about enduring an injury, we imagine we have to do something -- and usually do it wrong -- to bring on the pain. But somet...

Get Up, Stand Up: Stand Up for Your Life

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Chairs are killing us. Prolonged sitting has been recognized as a major health hazard. A new study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine takes th...

The Alarming Health Risks Of Sitting Too Much

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Howard | Posted 08.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Judy Gruen, 54, a Los Angeles-based humor writer, takes a break from her computer every two hours for a quick walk wi...

These Active Desk Chairs Want To Transform The Way You Sit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living

In case you haven't heard, sitting is the new smoking. And to make matters worse, it appears that no level of physical activity undoes the damage of t...

The Truth About What Sitting All Day Is Doing to You

Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD

Active breaks can help us all avoid the harmful effects of sitting all day. Take an active break at least once an hour, and remember that an active break can be effective even if it is as short as a minute or two.

What's Better: Exercising More Or Sitting Less?

Mike Sheridan | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

There's no doubt we can all make an effort to increase our standing or walking outside of the hours we're expected to sit.

Stand Up or Die Trying

Mark Morford | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

You know what's funny? Back spasms. Not twitches. Not tremors. I'm talking ferocious muscle contractions so sudden and violent they hurl you out of y...

5 Weird Things Your Desk Job May Be Doing To Your Body

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul You can't quit your day job (yet)...but you can make it a little less uncomfortable. 1. The pain that strikes at the front door....

Silicon Valley Syndrome: More Evidence That Your Desk Job Is Killing You

The Week | Posted 12.16.2013 | Healthy Living

Sitting at a computer for hours and hours, day after day, is the modern equivalent of eating too much steak and smoking cigarettes, according to a gro...

Why the 'Sit-able City' Is the Next Big Idea

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 12.09.2013 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

A greater focus on the sit-able is an invitation to rich discussion and ready illustration based on human tradition.

LOOK: How To Sit At Work

Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living

More from Greatist: 47 Ways To Boost Brain Power Now Are Six-Pack Abs Worth It? What's Really In My Hot Dog? Get health and fitness tips at Gre...

Sit At A Desk All Day? Do These Stretches Today

Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Schreiber We know sitting at a desk all day is bad for us. But not everyone has a company gym membership or a workweek that allows for...

Breathing Tips: Sitting at Your Desk

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

Did you know that the way you sit has a lot to do with the way you breathe? Over the years, I have spent a great deal of time teaching my students abo...

Why Working Out Sucks

Joanne Spataro | Posted 06.14.2013 | Comedy
Joanne Spataro

You might want to stand up for this: Sitting will kill you. You might say, "Joanne, that's old news. Where were you a few months ago when that was first reported?" My real answer is, "Sitting on my couch eating Thin Mints."

How Sitting Too Much Is Making Us Sick and Fat -- And What to Do About It

Chris Kresser | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Chris Kresser

There's no question that regular exercise is essential to health. For the vast majority of our evolutionary history, we've had to exert ourselves -- often quite strenuously -- to get food, find shelter and simply survive.

LOOK: The Healthiest Way To Sit

Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Schupak for How many hours do you spend at the computer every day? Eight? Ten? Twelve? Taking a seat should be synonymous w...

WATCH: Too Much Sitting? You May Move More Than You Think

Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Think you spend too much time sitting? You may move more than you think. That was Dr. James Levine's surprising finding on a recent "experiment" hi...

Quick Exercise Tips For Work, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | Home

Sitting at a desk all day can be hazardous to your health. Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer stressed the importance of getting up and moving arou...

How To Get Your Good Posture Back

Posted 12.07.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jenny Everett In yoga class not long ago, I was positioning myself for Sunrise Salutation -- feet together, hands in prayer, gaze forward -- whe...

Are You Good About Exercising? You Probably Still Sit Too Much

Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Even if you think you're the picture of physical activity, you're still probably sitting too much, according to a small new study. Researchers at N...

Sit Less, Stand More: Your Health Depends On It

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Where do you fall on the sitting spectrum? This study classified low levels of sitting time as under three hours a day, moderate levels of sitting time as three to eight hours, and high levels of sitting as more than eight hours of sitting each day.