Sitting Danger

Sitting Too Long: A Cautionary Tale

New research is finding that sitting for long periods of time can have serious health effects. If you have a job that keeps you planted for most of the day you may want to change your habits to help avoid the potential of long-term health problems.


  • Try to stand for at least 2 hours during your workday.
  • Break up prolonged periods of sitting with standing breaks that amount to about 4 hours a day.
  • Try to include walking around the office and stretching into your day.
  • Opt for sit-stand workstations instead of typical work desks.
  • When seated, change your position often.
  • Remember to take good habits home. Sitting and sedentary home time can also be bad for your health in the long run.
  • Have experts come in and talk to your office about proper work ergonomics, and other healthy work habits.


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This information is for educational purposes only. Seek the advice of a health specialist before making any changes to your healthcare.