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5 Health Tips if You Sit at a Computer All Day

Excessive Sitting When Working

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  • There are at least 24 different chronic diseases and conditions associated with excessive sitting
  • A natural healthy amount of sitting is about three hours a day; the average American office worker sits for up to 15 hours daily
  • Prop your computer up on a stack of books, or use an adjustable height desk or treadmill desk, so you can stand instead of sit while working

By Dr. Mercola

In recent centuries, advances in industry and technology have fundamentally changed the way many humans spend their waking hours. Where it was once commonplace to spend virtually all of those hours on your feet – walking, twisting, bending, and moving — it is now the norm to spend those hours sitting.

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