This issue has been on mind for a while (in fact, I am sure I have written about this before) as I spend most of my day sitting in front of a computer screen and apparently that is about the worst thing you can do for your health. Although I run in the morning and walk home from work at the end of the day, apparently that’s not enough:
The solution, they say, isn’t to sit for six hours at work and then head to the gym afterward, because evidence suggests that the negative effects of extended sitting can’t be countered by brief bouts of strenous exercise. The answer is incorporating standing, pacing and other forms of activity into your normal day—and standing at your desk for part of it is the easiest way of doing so.
It also relates to another issue- one that I feel needs to be addressed more in our school – about ergonomic and proper posture when you are on your iPad/desktop/laptop. Our bodies are the ultimate in planned obsolescence- we might as well try to make them last as long as they can…
Spending more of your day standing could reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer
See on www.salon.com