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Walk While You Work, You'll Be 10X Healthier

Walk While You Work, You'll Be 10X Healthier
From Lifehack - November 29, 2017

In a 2013 article in the New Yorker, writer Susan Orlean informed us that she works on a treadmill desk. For those who are unfamiliar, a treadmill desk is a set-up where you walk at a slow paceusually not much faster than 2 mphon a treadmill and using a tall standing desk at the same time.1In a 2013 article in the New Yorker, writer Susan Orlean informed us that she works on a treadmill desk. For those who are unfamiliar, a treadmill desk is a set-up where you walk at a slow paceusually not much faster than 2 mphon a treadmill and using a tall standing desk at the same time.1

Orlean writes that the biggest problem with this set-up is that she has a constant compulsion to announce that shes working on a treadmill desk.

Sitting silently kills us

But despite the impulse to virtue-signal to all your coworkers, friends, and family, walking while working in incredible for your health. Susan writes the real health risks of sitting more than 6 hours per dayand most Americans sit for more than 11 hours per day!

Its not surprising that we sit so much: our lives are geared toward this stasis. Many of us have desks at work, and we spend a lot of our time there staring at computer screens, reading, writing, making calls, etc.

The net effect of this is that our muscles remain inactive for 70 to 80% of our waking hours. We burn fewer calories than we did 50 years ago. And, worst of all, there are serious health issues at risk. As Orlean notes, sitting can lead to cardiovascular problems, Type 2 diabetes, certain kinds of cancer, and depression.

Check out this infographic for all the health issues caused by sitting too much:

Dont just sit there!

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