Is Your Office Chair Killing You?

  • nicelyproport...

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    Mar 15, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
    I found this article enlightening:

    http://www.menshealth.com/health/staying-active?cm_mmc=DailyDoseNL-_-03142011-_-HTML-_-dek

    People think I'm crazy to bound up the 150 stairs to my apartment, to run (literally) to a meeting, to carry huge bags of groceries home rather than have them delivered. I do all these things because I think that -- as mentioned in the article above -- the human body was meant to move.

    Easier is not always better.
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    Mar 15, 2011 12:42 AM GMT
    I think the obesity and sedentary lifestyles of the majority today have more to do with food than activity.
    Ever since switching to a modified version of the Paleo Diet my energy level has increased exponentially. Now I get bored sitting too long, and have to get up and go do shit because I feel antsy.
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    Mar 15, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    I have a stand up desk at my office. Both of my computers and my telephone are there. I love it. I hear it all of the time, "You stand up all day?" but it really has helped my back and hamstrings.

    When I need to meet with someone, I go into a conference room.
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    Mar 15, 2011 5:38 AM GMT
    I hate sitting all day. By mid-day, I'm so focused with what's on the screen, I'm totally slouching. And my neck is leaning in towards the monitor. Lately, I've been setting the timer on my phone to go off every 30 minutes, so that I force myself to stand up, stretch, and walk around for a bit.
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    Mar 15, 2011 9:00 AM GMT
    I have taught the boss that as a writer I need to walk with my work ....I then run back to my computer to type whatever paragraphs I need for the job.