I read an article today (i can't post the link but it's from mens magazine) that talks about how sitting all day is killing people slowly. It worries me because I have a desk job. It's basically saying how sitting all day is an independent risk factor. Meaning, you can sit down all day at your job but don't expect to reverse the effects just because you went to the gym for 2 hours after.
So I'm wondering how many of you all consider yourself in great shape that also have a desk job. Right now I am 28 years old, I look like I'm in really good shape and I feel as if I'm in good shape. However, getting older I worry about this especially after the article. It's really a situation that is not as easily correctable.
I'm sure it's not just the sitting position but the type of work that is typically associated with a "desk job".
I think it pretty much is sitting down. They talked about a test that was done among trolley car drivers and bus drivers. Neither samples did any type of exercise like working out. But bus drivers were less healthy because they sat down all day and trolley car operators had to stand up.