Video | Why The Desk is a Dangerous Place to Live

May 14th, 2015

Sitting is bad for your health. Continuing our critique of the primitive human practice of confining oneself to a seated position to perform work for long hours in an office building, this 5-minute video explains the negative biological impact caused by the high-risk activity of sitting.

The factory model of employment assigns workers to sit at fixed stations for definite, non-negotiable periods of time to earn wages for their survival. The irony is that keeping the body immobile and bent out of shape for hours will stifle basic life process, such as circulation of blood and oxygen. This has prompted increasingly many to experiment with treadmill desks, which allow them walk while working at a computer. The main thing is to keep changing postures and moving about to stir up your stagnating blood supply. The New York Times reports that A 2-Minute Walk May Counter The Harms of Sitting.

TED | Why Sitting is Bad for You

Sitting down for brief periods can help us recover from stress or recuperate from exercise. But nowadays, our lifestyles make us sit much more than we move around. Are our bodies built for such a sedentary existence? Murat Dalkilinç investigates the hidden risks of sitting down.