Despite my eligibility for AARP, I can still run a 40-yard dash in just over six seconds, deadlift over 400 pounds and play three sets of competitive tennis without a trip to the emergency room.
But from what I’m reading lately, that despite my dedication to physical culture, a good portion of my workday is spent in an unhealthy position – sitting.
According to various reports, sitting is the new smoking. And while I find the comparison a bit hard to believe considering the health of some of the smokers I’ve known in my life, apparently a stationary posture for eight or more hours ushers in a horde of unhealthy side effects including slower metabolism and poor circulation. Not to mention monotony and complacency, neither of which will do anything to increase productivity.