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May102011

Sitting All Day is Killing You [infographic]

Sitting is Killing You
Via: Medical Billing And Coding

You might want to stand up for this…

From MedicalBillingandCoding.org comes a new infographic about the health risks of sitting all day: Sitting Is Killing You.  A fun look at how sitting down will shorten your life.

As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, there is one thing nearly all modern Americans have in common: we sit all the time. Though our great shift towards computer-based work has done great things for productivity, it has, unfortunately, done terrible things for our health. From increased risk of heart disease and obesity in the long term, to sharply hampered cholesterol maintenance in the short term, the negative health effects of sitting are starting to weigh heavily against the benefits. Even the medical field – the greatest advocates and reducing sitting time – is plagued by this new health issue. Though doctors and nurses get plenty of walking time, it usually falls to the secretaries, billers, and coders to do all the sitting. And, as we can see, something has to change.

I wish some of the data visualizations had been designed better, but the overall infographic tells a story to the reader, and gets the point across well.  I would remove the data legends and axis labels, and put the data right into the charts.

Great design elements of non-rectangular sections and illustrations that break boundaries.  Long list of data sources, but there should be a designer credit. 

Found on Mashable.

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May 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterafter hcg
Soo glad Lose It! posted this on Facebook!
I have an office job. Last year I realized how much sitting
I do (especially during our MN winters!).
I ger up every 2hrs between my 7a-4p work day & climb srairs
for 5min ea. Weather permitting, I take walking lunches!!
May 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFaith Pederson
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June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterO Primitivo
I see that there is a good point mentioned on this post, I am not sure, though, how to resolve this issue. As, working in an office setting requires us to sit all day. Well, I think it will help to try walking after office hours, maybe when you head home.
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