Friday, July 16, 2010

Heed the Headline's Health Hint

Link to July 16 San Jose Mercury News article,"Before you read this story - get your buns up off that chair!"

Excerpt: While New York City is the city that never sleeps, Silicon Valley is — unfortunately — famous for cities that always sit.

From the comatose software programmers sporting computer screen facial tans, to the countless engineers who can't remember the last time they used their gut-obscured feet to walk away from their mice and keyboards, the creators of the world's most innovative technology may be paying a deadly price for digital success.

Researchers and engineers from across the world convened at Stanford University on Friday for a two-day conference on the serious health risks of prolonged sitting or what they term — inactive physiology

Sorta related article:
Can't Stand to Sit Too Long? There's a Desk for That.  (New York Times, 4/21/2010)

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