Sitting is Killing Me

Tread Desk ImageFor a lot of us, sitting is an occupational hazard–and I do mean hazard. More and more research is coming out about the health risks of sitting for extended periods of time. When I was raising my kids, this wasn’t an issue. When I worked at my own housecleaning business, this wasn’t an issue. When I taught school… You get the point.

But now that I’m a writer, my health is at risk. It doesn’t matter that I work out almost every day or that I spend much of my weekend on my feet. It’s those hours in front of the computer that put me at risk. Dr. Mercola is a much better resource than I, so I urge you to read his article, Sitting Less May Be Key for Maximum Longevity

My solution? I finally broke down and ordered a Tread Desk which will be here at the end of the month. This will allow me to walk while I work. Sounds a little bit like patting my head and rubbing my tummy, but I’m hopeful I can get the coordination down. I’m not planning on winning any marathons–just a nice, steady one mile an hour. It won’t get me in fighting shape, but it’ll keep me off my tush, which is the whole point.

What can you do to maximize your health?

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