Sitting pushes us toward the diseases of aging: get a standing desk?

July 1st, 2010 by peterson@foresight.org

Bloomberg reports that the sitting posture does terrible things to us even if we exercise at other times:

New research in the diverse fields of epidemiology, molecular biology, biology, biomechanics, and physiology is converging toward a startling conclusion: Sitting is a public-health risk.  And exercising doesn’t offset it…

How to solve the problem?  Maybe get a desk that enables standing or even walking:

“Within two weeks, people basically get addicted to walking and working,” says Levine.  “You just need to give them the chance.”

Maybe we can negotiate a bulk purchase discount for conference participants? —Chris Peterson, Conference Chairman

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