Sitting, the new silent killer.

Research has established a clear link between a sedentary life and an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and mortality. It’s also shown that the negative effects of prolonged sitting can’t be undone by exercise, the same way you can’t counter damage from smoking a pack of cigarettes by hitting the gym.

 


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1. You have to stand the whole day This is the single biggest misconception going around about standing desks. It’s also one of the key reasons used in negative articles such as this about standing desks. The simple fact is that prolonged standing time is as bad as prolonged sitting time, leading to varicose veins, back pain and fatigue....

With the rise of consumer technology like TV, computers, smartphones, etc. people nowadays can get what they want by just tapping at their screens. This results in significantly less active lifestyles. Who needs to walk out to buy the milk, when you can just order......

When dealing with productivity, one of the first things a leader must ask is how happy his people are. Companies prefer having a happy workforce because it’s scientifically proven that they are more productive, while the inverse is true. A study from the Department of......

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