Patti Neighmond on workers who sit all day:
“Those who were sitting more were substantially more likely to die,” Blair says.
Specifically, he found that men who reported more than 23 hours a week of sedentary activity had a 64 percent greater risk of dying from heart disease than those who reported less than 11 hours a week of sedentary activity. And many of these men routinely exercised. Blair says scientists are just beginning to learn about the risks of a mostly sedentary day.
I read a similar article in the New York Times a while back and made the decision that I needed to stand. I now stand all day M-Thursday while I am at my office. The rest of the time I try to move about as best as I can, it’s worth it to me.1
I do prefer to sit in a nice comfy chair, but I also prefer to live — or so I assume. ↩