The Center Perils of a Desk Job

 

25 Alarming Reasons That Sitting Down All Day (AKA Your Office Job) Is Killing You

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Here’s Why I Left My Desk Job

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8 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR OFFICE JOB FROM KILLING YOU

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Is Your Desk Job Killing You? | Fit or Fiction

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Sitting at Work: How to Overcome the Harmful Effects of a Desk Job

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The dangers of a desk job

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Job Stress and Heart Attacks

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A sedentary lifestyle can raise cholesterol and threaten heart health. If you have a desk job, it’s especially important to counter long bouts of sitting with an hourly 5-minute exercise break, even if. Here are more ways to get moving at a sedentary job: Walk to talk to a co-worker instead of emailing.

Take a walk outside during coffee breaks. Stand while talking on the phone. Set an hourly reminder on your smartphone to walk in place.

Take the stairs instead of the elevator. The Heart Risks of a Desk Job. FRIDAY, Nov. 10, 2017 Your comfortable recliner and state-of-the-art office chair may be increasing your risk for heart disease.

A sedentary lifestyle can raise cholesterol and threaten heart health. If you have a desk job, it’s especially important to counter long bouts of sitting with an hourly 5-minute exercise break, even if you stay within your office. FRIDAY, Nov. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) Your comfortable recliner and state-of-the-art office chair may be increasing your risk for heart disease. A sedentary lifestyle can raise cholesterol and threaten heart health.

If you have a desk job, it’s especially important to counter long bouts of sitting with an hourly 5-minute exercise break, even if you stay within your office. The Heart Risks of a Desk Job FRIDAY, Nov. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) Your comfortable recliner and state-of-the-art office chair may be increasing your risk for heart disease. A sedentary lifestyle can raise cholesterol and threaten heart health.

In recent years, researchers have linked too much sitting to back pain, repetitive stress injuries, obesity, and even an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. So what’s a desk jockey to do?The Hazards of Working a Desk Job & How to Overcome Them [Infographic] Written by Erik Devaney. @bardofboston. Sore neck. Blurred vision.

Difficulty focusing. The feeling that your eyes are being burned into oblivion by your computer screen. A healthy and fit body heals much quicker. Obesity and chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, are also associated with prolonged sitting.

Not only are these diseases dangerous and costly in their own right, but those who are chronically sick have a much harder time recovering from injuries. Your comfortable recliner and state-of-the-art office chair may be increasing your risk for heart disease. A sedentary lifestyle can raise cholesterol and threaten heart health. If you have a desk job, it’s especially important to counter long bouts of sitting with an hourly 5-minute exercise break, even if. Diabetes.

Cancer. Cardiovascular Disease. Obesity. Poor Posture. Aches and Pains.

Neck Issues. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Even though desk jobs don’t typically make the list of the unhealthiest jobs, it’s easy to see why sitting is terribly unhealthy.

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In this situation, people who had heart disease might be incapable of doing a manual job and therefore more likely to hold a desk job.

“Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals” by Penny Webb, Chris Bain, Andrew Page
from Essential Epidemiology: An Introduction for Students and Health Professionals
by Penny Webb, Chris Bain, Andrew Page
Cambridge University Press, 2017

The home health professional also risks falling due to household clutter, tight work areas in small rooms with a lot of equipment.

“Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, Set” by Roberta Carroll, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
from Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, Set
by Roberta Carroll, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
Wiley, 2011

Stress from the rising productivity pressure and mounting job demands can cause cumulative trauma and disorder, such as wrist pain experienced by super-market cashiers, meat cutters, or keyboard operators.

“Business Ethics And Corporate Governance” by Fernando A.C.
from Business Ethics And Corporate Governance
by Fernando A.C.
Pearson Education, 2010

Stress from rising productivity pressures and escalating job demands can cause cumulative trauma and disorder, such as wrist pain, which is often experienced by meat-cutters, super-market checkers and key-board operators.

“International Hrm” by K. Aswathappa
from International Hrm
by K. Aswathappa
McGraw-Hill Education (India) Pvt Limited, 2007

But over one in ten cases of back injury and 14% of upper limb disorders are reported to be due to keyboard work (Buckley, 2015), so dealing with MSDs is certainly not an issue only for more physically demanding work.

“PEOPLE, MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONS” by ANNA SUTTON
from PEOPLE, MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONS
by ANNA SUTTON
Palgrave, 2018

Symptoms of muscle, joint, and tendon soreness may be noticed by a new employee in the first several weeks on a new job.

“Kodak's Ergonomic Design for People at Work” by The Eastman Kodak Company
from Kodak’s Ergonomic Design for People at Work
by The Eastman Kodak Company
Wiley, 2003

Other risk factors that may cause the heart to become overworked include high blood pressure, smoking, age, extra weight, and lack of exercise.

“Consumer Health USA” by Alan M. Rees
from Consumer Health USA
by Alan M. Rees
Oryx Press, 1997

(A) The client with a history of coronary artery disease and hypertension is at risk for heart failure, causing cardiac remodeling with hypertrophy and dilation of the left ventricle prior to the client experiencing symptoms.

“Lippincott's Content Review for NCLEX-RN” by Diane M. Billings
from Lippincott’s Content Review for NCLEX-RN
by Diane M. Billings
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008

Stress echocardiography in elderly patients with coronary artery disease: applicability, safety and prognostic value of dobutamine and adenosine echocardiography in elderly patients.

“Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine” by M.S. John Pathy, Alan J. Sinclair, John E. Morley
from Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine
by M.S. John Pathy, Alan J. Sinclair, John E. Morley
Wiley, 2006

Investigations of cardiovascular risk factors in relation to unemployment reveal that the threat of unemployment (i.e. holding a job with an insecure future) may be associated with higher levels of risk factors, particularly total serum cholesterol and low density lipoproteins.

“Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine” by Andrew Baum, Stanton Newman, John Weinman, Robert West, Chris McManus
from Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine
by Andrew Baum, Stanton Newman, et. al.
Cambridge University Press, 1997

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  • What if your a youtuber that sits around his computer and edits for 2 hours and then has to research for 1-2 hours and then writes a script for another 1-3 hours and then he sits down and records his voice for another 30 mins?

  • I did the same. Call me crazy but I loved working as a cleaner, it was like meditating for 6 hours straight and it paid really well actually. Still I left that to work a “real job” at a corporate company in the diamond industry. It was such a headache! After a few years I left and went back to cleaning and I love it! Plus I have plenty of time for myself and my family, I only work 4 days a week and I have enough money to save and travel, it’s perfect.

  • I just tried doing the office job for two months and when it didn’t work out it made me realise i don’t like sitting still for 8 hours in front of a computer. I like helping people and tending to other aspects of my life. ^_^

  • I did the complete opposite. I was a bar manager and had tended all kinds of bars. I got sick of it after 5 years of never having a social life and not being able to go out as you work every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and only being able to get Monday and Tuesday off.

  • your are full of shit mate, if your assumption was right then all those people that have been on wheel chair since they where born and they are old now would have died long time ago…

  • I looked up his LinkedIn. He makes good money at this because he lives in a city. If he worked in a small town or small city he wouldn’t make as much. I’m glad he’s happy, but not every bartender/server is this lucky.

  • I think what you want to do is based on your personality, I’m a physically lazy person and a bit anti social so I would rather sit down all day and push paper in a nice suit.

  • This is a cool story and like many people commenting, it makes me dream about taking a risk and dong something different with my life. Questions always arise in my mind about pay, insurance, planning for my family’s future, etc. I have a desk job with good benefits, but they pay well because they know how miserable humans are sitting and staring at a computer all day. Or at least I am.

  • I have been sitting at work almost seven hours a day and I have all of these issues.. except I’m not obese but circulation or disease high blood pressure is terrible.

  • Yep, would love to quit sitting around being a court reporter and would love to go back into the restaurant industry myself but the $$ just doesn’t cut it for me now.

  • Anyone found the source? The “text version” of this doesn’t have a source either. These are pretty intense claims to be making without meaningful data to back it up.

  • I always thought that I’d want a job with a desk.Then I did my work experience at an office and it was a horrible week for me. I couldn’t stand sitting down for nearly 9 hours and doing paperwork or work at a computer.

  • I do like the list25 channel vids but I call bs part of this one, One thing is to spend a good amount of time sitting and a whole different thing is to do it without thinking in your healt at all. Sitting 4 hours a day wont give you diabetes for example, eating shit the whole day 24/7, will do. Also, what your mind think does affect on how your body feels and reacts, so if you hate your job and it doesn’t even pay a decent amount of money probably that is the problem, not sitting a good amount of time.

  • This is really interesting. Not once have I thought bartending is not a real job or a that it’s just a temporary one, and asking a few friends around the table I’m at right now, neither have they. Maybe this hierarchy of jobs is just an American thing?

  • As much as this is true, I am 29, quit World of Warcraft 2 years back but I played non stop day in-day out for more than 6 years, like, ALL day, did not gain weight or any physical issue’s, ate a ton of ice-cream, pizza, chocloates and drank milkshakes all day, maybe it was all the weed that kept me so thin, was a brilliant time but now I have moved on from that, got engaged, became a father and enjoy being outside MUCH more after quitting pot, just hope all that sitting does not catch up on me because now I am actually enjoy life the way it is meant to be enjoyed, awake and alive.