Yes, Your Desk Job Can Kill You
Even if you think you are energetic, sitting all day at work is common for most of us. And it’s killing us, by way of obesity, heart disease and diabetes – three of the very diseases that affect Blacks more.
One study published in 2011 demonstrated that sitting still for more than six hours a day can increase not just your risk of illness, but of dying.
All this sitting down is so unhealthy that it’s given birth to a new area of medical study called inactivity physiology, which explores the effects of our increasingly butt-bound, tech-driven lives, as well as a deadly new epidemic researchers have dubbed “sitting disease.”
What’s so wrong with sitting down?