WARNING: Do You Recognize These 7 Symptoms of Sitting too Much?

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.

Symptoms of Sitting too Much
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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.

7 Ways You are Sitting Yourself to Death

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.

Sitting to Death
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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.