Sitting Is a Death Trap

by Joy Keller and Jessica L Cline on Dec 20, 2012

IDEA Fitnographic

IDEA Fitness Journal , Volume 10, Issue 1

© 2013 by IDEA Health & Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.

About the Authors

Joy Keller

Joy Keller IDEA Author/Presenter

Joy Keller is executive editor of IDEA Fitness Journal and is also a certified personal trainer, indoor cycling instructor, yoga teacher (RYT 200) and Reiki level 3 practitioner.

Jessica L Cline

Jessica L Cline IDEA Author/Presenter

Jessica is an Editorial Assistant at IDEA Health and Fitness Association. She graduated from Colorado State University with a BA in journalism and a BS in health and exercise science. She has a GFI ...

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  • Nick Palladino

    Trying a standing desk can help. With a standing desk you can even throw in some body weight squats every few minutes!
    Commented Dec 08, 2013
  • Kathleen Redd

    for those of us whose jobs require us to sit at a desk...what do you recommend, other than getting up and walking around??
    Commented Dec 01, 2013
  • Karin Singleton

    I keep telling my clients and students that sitting is the new smoking. Just as toxic.
    Commented Nov 24, 2013
  • Jane Golder

    These are scary statistics! I teach a corporate workshop for people who sit at a computer all day, and this Fitnographic is part of my handout packet. It's amazing to see the reactions.
    Commented Nov 18, 2013
  • Cory Schidler

    I couldn't agree more. The body was made to move. Get up every hour you are awake and move around. Better yet, find some exercises that you can do anywhere that will benefit your health.
    Commented Jan 31, 2013
  • User

    love it! Marie
    Commented Jan 22, 2013

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