Are You Sitting Down For This? Then Stand Up

I stumbled onto a neat infographic yesterday that (once again) raises the issue of sitting. We sit so much in this country that it’s helped spur myriad health problems and health care challenges.

While some workplaces are friendly to those of us who prefer to stand during the work day, many still hold fast to the “sit at your desk” model of appearing to be hard at work. It’s a poor model of a healthy workplace – both physically and culturally.

Take a look at the graphic and let me know what you think. My personal favorite statistics:

  • 67% of those surveyed hate sitting down all day, but 86% do it for work.
  • 30% of those surveyed would give up coffee for a week if they could stand during the work day.

Sitting So Much Should Scare You

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What are your thoughts?

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