My head was throbbing, my back ached, and my stomach was incredibly angry at me.
And that was just day three. Not of an illness or a trip in a spacecraft to the outer reaches of the galaxy.
It was day three of an inadvertent experiment I performed on myself. I spent five days sitting at work all day rather than standing as I normally do. In only five days, I discovered 7 symptoms of sitting too much. They are short-term, potentially long lasting, and they were killing my productivity.
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I’m literally dancing in place as I write this.
Seriously, I am listening to a techno music mix (it helps me to concentrate when I write) and I am constantly moving. All because I am not sitting.
I recently experimented on myself.
What would one week of sitting all day while working do to my body compared to my normal routine of standing most of the day?
What I discovered both shocked me and proved once and for all that sitting is not only killing us, but it’s destroying our productivity.
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This wasn’t an experiment that I set out to perform. It only happened because of a series of unfortunate events that kept me from getting to my office across town for an entire week. Unlike my regular office, my at-home office does not have a standing desk.
After one week, I realized that I had essentially been experimenting on myself.