Is Your Desk Job Killing You? (Infographic)

The past 40 years have seen a lot of changes to our lifestyle, including the way we work. People are sitting more, getting less exercise, engaging with computers on a daily basis, and finding new ways to get stressed out.

So how has this shift in the way we work affected us? A lack of exercise coupled with sitting down for 8 or more hours at a time have contributed to a variety of health issues in America, not the least of these being the obesity epidemic.

People sitting at a computer all day are at a heightened risk for packing on pounds, developing heart disease, and dying young—and yet over 80% of Americans report to a desk job every morning. In a nation that extolls working hard and working often, many may be displeased to find that at the end of the day, all that work just might be killing you.

Work Is Murder
Created by: Online University

Christian Harris is editor and publisher of BCW. Christian has over 20 years' publishing experience and in that time has contributed to most major IT magazines and Web sites in the UK. He launched BCW in 2009 as he felt there was a need for honest and personal commentary on a wide range of business computing issues. Christian has a BA (Hons) in Publishing from the London College of Communication.