Why Sitting Is Killing You [Infographic]

I spent most of last week parked in my chair. I was working hard to finish the first draft of my new book. On the day before I turned it in, I sat at my desk for 12 hours. It was no surprise that my back was sore—really sore—by the end of the day.

A Seated Man in Pain - Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/Yuri_Arcurs, Image #17304134

Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/Yuri_Arcurs

My first instinct was to buy a better chair. But after reading an article by Dean Karnazes in Runner’s World, I realized that the real problem was the sitting itself.

Since that time, I have been using my standup desk and feeling much better. Then I stumbled across this very compelling infographic from Visual.ly. Wow.

Sitting Is Killing You by Visual.ly

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  • micahfoster

    And that’s why I was at the chiropractor for the first time last week! I need a standing desk for sure!

  • http://www.LeaderOwnerMindset.com/ Greg L. Gilbert

    In order to do what I love to do which is speak and teach, I have to spend hours on the phone and computer. This is my solution. It’s not temperature controlled but instead of walking TO the office, I will walk IN the office.

  • Tom Schulte

    Check out this new Kickstarter crowdfunding for a low-cost, portable standing desk called StorkStand. It fits on the back of your chair,. It is ingenious! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/889675794/storkstand-the-most-affordable-mobile-standing-des