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Sales of 'active sitting' devices skyrocket

11/26/2014 - Active sitting may sound like an oxymoron, but it's a health trend that's fast sweeping through many workplaces in an effort to bolster interest in fitness and increase activity in settings that typically involve high levels of sitting and little physical movement. The concept involves exercising...

CDC: You can't get Ebola from sitting on a bus, but patients can spread virus via public transportation

10/17/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, once thought to be the gold standard agency for identification and control of infectious diseases, is losing its luster. Millions of Americans once respected the agency as a paragon of virtue, inhabited by the world's most renowned experts in infectious...

Two hours of sitting effectively negates 20 minutes of exercise

7/26/2014 - Sitting down for two straight hours and doing nothing might negate the benefits of a daily 20-minute exercise routine. Idle behavior throughout the day could make an exercise routine worthless in the end. A study from the UT Southwestern Medical Center shows how sedentary behaviors lower cardio respiratory...

Sitting for long periods of time raises cancer risk by 66 percent

6/28/2014 - Spending most of your time sitting may boost your risk of certain cancers by an astonishing 66 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Regensburg, Germany, and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on June 16. Significantly, more time spent...

Recent study links prolonged sitting to heart failure

3/27/2014 - With the number of people suffering from heart problems constantly going up, it is in the best interest of everyone to get to know the main contributing factors. A human heart is one of the most depended-upon organs in the body. However, if one has been spending the better part of his or her day sitting,...

Could the use of a standing desk slash the risk of diabetes, cancer and premature death? Advocates say yes

6/22/2013 - As research continues to confirm the deadly effects of sitting for long periods of time, savvy workers are switching to standing desks and reaping the benefits. Notable advocates of tall work stations include Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Ernest Hemingway, among others. All...

More evidence suggests that desk jobs and excessive sitting are deadly

3/17/2013 - Sitting for long periods of time, as untold millions of people around the world do every single day, can greatly increase your risk of disease and death. New research published in the journal Diabetologica has once again confirmed that excess sitting can significantly increase a person's risk of developing...

STAND up for your health: The scary truth about sitting

11/12/2012 - In today's workplace, the majority of people sit for eight or more hours per day. Think your desk job isn't affecting your health? Think again. A sedentary lifestyle, at home or work negatively impacts your health in multiple ways. Smoking, alcohol, lack of exercise and junk food are all detrimental...

Sitting for extended periods doubles risks from diabetes, heart disease and early death

10/25/2012 - Health-conscious individuals are well aware that moderate levels of physical activity are essential to promote health, especially when combined with proper diet, supplementation when necessary and lifestyle changes such as smoking cessation and avoiding chemical and household carcinogens. Recent research...

Sitting for long periods increases your risk of death, study finds

10/19/2012 - A new study has found that those who tend to sit for long periods of time - think office workers, clerks and other administrative personnel - are at great risk of diabetes, heart disease and death. The meta study, led by Britain's University of Leicester, in association with colleagues at Loughborough...

Less time sitting can add two healthy years to your life

7/14/2012 - Many people believe they must engage in strenuous physical activity to achieve optimal fitness and prevent illness. While exercise is certainly important to health, new research provides a different perspective about the negative effects of sitting for extended periods and how we can make small changes...

Sitting may be just as dangerous for your health as smoking

6/23/2011 - Is our lack of motion killing us? Absolutely. In fact, one of our most unhealthy "activities" is our lack of activity, the sedentary lifestyle of our first-world nation status, where more and more, we sit - at a desk, at a computer, in front of a television - nearly every day of the week, as opposed...

Prevent back, neck and shoulder pain from prolonged sitting and bad posture

2/16/2011 - Back, neck and shoulder pain is the natural result of prolonged sitting at work behind a computer, as is bad posture. This can cause headaches and excessive tension in neck, shoulders, arms, forearms, wrists, back, hips, thighs and legs. The result is increased fatigue to the muscles and ligaments supporting...

How to Stay Healthy in the Computer Era (Part 1)

10/6/2008 - Let's begin your quest to stay healthy and fit in the computer era by addressing your foundation. Unless you have a health condition that makes it difficult to sit for a long period of time, your foundation while working on the computer is likely your pelvis. Your pelvis serves as a base for your...

Prolonged Sitting Turns Off Fat-Burning Enzyme

7/10/2008 - Sitting for extended periods of time causes the body to turn off its fat-burning mechanisms, according to a new study published in the journal Diabetes and presented at the Second International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health. Researchers injected rats and pigs with a small amount...

Sitting up straight may be bad advice for reducing back pain

11/30/2006 - Scottish and Canadian researchers say that sitting slightly backwards -- not straight up -- may be a better sitting position for those with lower back pain. The researchers used a new form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show that sitting straight up places an unnecessary strain on your back....

Eliminate back pain with the Swopper chair that promotes active sitting

12/5/2004 - Back pain is a widespread problem in modern society, and a lot of that pain comes from, believe it or not, lack of exercise of skeletal muscles, lower back muscles, abdominal muscles and so on. So many of us have desk jobs today, and we spend a huge amount of time sitting in a chair that trains our...

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