My friend posted this article the other day about the long-term effects of sitting most of your day.
Research is showing that sitting for extended periods of time is worse for you than smoking.
Even for people that exercise regularly.
I can’t tell you how much my life expectancy has changed but I can tell you that after 13 years of sitting at a desk for 30-40 hours a week, it takes a toll. Often, I can feel my legs begging to be moved. I have a really bad habit of slouching AND curling my legs up into the chair. It just can’t be good for me.
I’ve seen the treadmill desks and such but that just isn’t happening for us. This article though really sparked a need for change.
What did I do?
For now, I’ve stuck a laundry basket under my laptop. Oddly, it’s the perfect height.
Hopefully Scott will feel motivated for something more permanent soon.
But can I tell you? I. love. it.
I find myself fidgeting and even, gasp, dancing to my music [read: burning more calories].
While I wholeheartedly believe that my time has already been measured, this has made my work time more enjoyable.
And really, I’ll take all I can get.