Last week I blogged about my job and my concerns about how sedentary it is. I’ve worked to change my work habits, and I have been successful.
Sedentary Equals Health RiskEven though I’m a fairly active person, my job puts me at risk because it’s sedentary. And if I’m under deadline, I can sit for long, long periods of time, which is part and parcel with being a writer, but these facts are making me rethink those habits.
ResearchThe Mayo Clinic reports research has linked long periods of sitting to increased problems with:
- Blood pressure
- High blood sugar
- Excess body fat around the waist
- Abnormal cholesterol level
- Obesity and metabolic syndrome
- Cardiovascular disease