This Work-Focused Infographic Looks at Sedentary Lifestyle Health Issues

By: Alyson Wyers - Feb 4, 2015
References: online.nursing.georgetown.edu & designtaxi
This infographic examines sedentary lifestyle health issues. From online nursing program Nursing@Georgetown, 'Sitting or Standing, You're at Risk' explains how both sitting and standing for long periods of time (four hours or more a day) can have a negative impact on your physical health. Unfortunately, many full-time professionals are at risk regardless of how intensive their fitness regime is outside of the office.

Possible ailments and sedentary lifestyle health issues you could encounter include neck and shoulder stiffness, lower back pain, heart disease, obesity and flat feet. There is a 54% increase in risk for adults who sit most of the day to die from a heart attack. Nurses, teachers, waiters, hairdressers, barbers, drivers, administrative assistants, writers, editors, computer software and IT professionals are common occupations affected.