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Sitting Down Is Killing You [Infographic]

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When you have a desk job, it’s easy to see the advantages of sitting at a desk inside when looking outside and there is a guy shoveling snow in front of your office. There you are, in your cozy warm office, typing away on that little keyboard while that guy is out there busting his butt in the cold. At that very moment, you certainly don’t think that your job could be bad for your health.

Nope, you probably think that you really chose the right line of work since you won’t have to freeze that royal heiny of yours until you are on your way home from work. However, there is quite a paradox here that you might not know about. The fact is that you are way more likely to die within 15 years of that dude outside your window.

According to Medical Billing and Coding, all the data indicates that sitting down during our office hours or while we’re at home is really a ticking death trap. Never did I think that I would be so surprised by a set of statistics. I spend a heck of a lot of hours in front of the computer, and that requires of course sitting down. However, after checking out this infographic, I am determined to switch out my standard desk for a adjustable one so that I can raise it and stand up while working.

The data presented is just mind numbing, and I am glad I found this out, and that I’m am able to share it with you. If this is actually correct, then we all have some major adjustments to make. There is no way in hell that social media is ever going to sustain its successful spread if we are starting to see people drop off the pin, if you know what I mean. But yeah, the likelihood of dying may increase, but it doesn’t say that we’ll actually die early, right? This is an alarming infographic to say the least, so check it out. If you feel you are in the danger zone, I suggest you make some adjustments to that work station you are glued to.

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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

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