Sitting at your office desk working all week long may help you achieve your self-actualization goals, or pay your bills and keep you out of debt, but may also be setting you up for some trouble in the future –Health problems. Sitting disease is the new smoking in the workplace, and it may be slowly draining your health while you make ends meet.
One in four American adults sits for longer than eight hours every day, reports the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On average, Americans sit for about 11 hours each day, with much of this time spent at the office desk.
While all jobs require a mix of standing, walking, and sitting, some jobs require one to sit more than they stand or walk. A 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics survey involving American workers across all civilian jobs revealed that most people employed in corporate jobs, including lawyers, accountants, human resource managers, and software designers spent more than 75 percent of their time sitting than either standing or walking, posing a serious health threat to them.