Illustrative (and informative) infographic on sitting for long periods of time being quite bad for one's health.
Interesting that the infographic was created by "medicalbillingandcoding.org
". I wonder why these people made it? To inform people the harm of sitting too much, thereby encourage a decrease in health problems (which they'd have to "bill and code")? Or perhaps that some medical billers and coders are required to sit all day as part of their jobs, and they're making an argument that they don't want to do that anymore?
Note, I didn't review the references, so be sure to check them yourself (as I need to) to confirm the assertions stated in the infographic.
Thanks to +Paul Wakfer
and +Kitty Antonik Wakfer
for encouraging me to consider standing more. Kitty: I've been trying to stand nearly whenever possible, and I'm noticing an improvement in energy and focus, as well as in a small problem with my left knee (popping when bent) since standing. I'm now considering constructing/buying a treadmill desk, as I think it'll improve foot, leg, and lower back tiredness and circulation in the lower legs. I notice it's much more comfortable to slowly pace around the back yard while reading on my laptop, rather than stand still. http://mashable.com/2011/05/09/sitting-down-infographic/