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HEADS UP! Do you sit on the computer all day? THEN READ THIS! <3

7/22/13 by SpikeVallentine
Updated 7/22/13

Hi.

The work I do requires me to sit on the computer for long hours. I've always heard "Sitting for long hours is unhealthy" a while back, but only now I felt like researching it! I didn't know it was this critical! If you value your health, then you might appreciate this article!!!: Here and Here

I've been sitting on the computer nearly all day for years!!!!! That article truly speaks to me! No wonder I've been feeling out of shape!

The article links you to some cool software that notifies you when you should get up from the computer!

WOW I JUST REALIZED SOMETHING!!!
I would catch my self and many others SHAKING THEIR LEGS while sitting down! Sitting while eating! My mother dislikes this and says it looks unpolite (is that just her?). But...wow....could that be the body kicking in to counter the "sit of death"? The thing is, my legs shake without me thinking about it! Have you noticed people shaking their legs while they sit and eat or even just sit?!

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1) Still working on our RPG. Polish polish polish!
2) How are you?
3) What was the highlight of your day?

HEADS UP!  Do you sit on the computer all day?  THEN READ THIS! <3


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DalailamaDalailama

10/24/13

At my part-time job, my postion requires me to move for an entire 4-5hrs a day, I wanted to become an aritst and not work so hard, but now knowing about all of this.. perhaps I need to keep that active job for my excerise. 40% Death rate is no laughing matter.


InformantInformant

10/23/13

I'm super excited for your game, dude!

10/23/13 SpikeVallentine responds:

Wow, really?! Thanks!


At this point I would question some of the findings e.g. between 1980 and 2000 obesity doubled. That might have more to do with the amount of extra calorie intake (e.g. fast food portions increase) than only sitting.

For me, I found that taking regular physical activity breaks really help with concentration. Haven't considered that sitting (or rather non-activity) may have such impact on health.

On a similar topic, many years ago there were a few occasions where as I was going to sleep, my body suddenly jolted. I later heard one explanation that it is the body's way release tension. Only happened a few times but it was interesting.

p.s. Looking forward to the game ;)


I've shared this information with bunches of people now. I feel like I'm on a crusade to inform people about the evils of sitting. XD

8/11/13 SpikeVallentine responds:

Wow yeah. Absolutely! I think it's totally share worthy.


Woah, thanks for sharing this! When composing under a deadline, I'll sometimes be sitting down for up to ten hours straight, and I often am sitting for at least 4 hours straight on a daily basis using the computer. I'm going to start getting up more frequently.

You may have just helped adding seven years to my life! :o

8/9/13 SpikeVallentine responds:

Great to hear you're sincere about your health! I've been doing a lot of standing ever since!
At first it was tiring but now I'm used to it!


PiGPENPiGPEN

7/24/13

Amateur Game Developer General
But sorry, guess i was confusing you for someone else.

7/24/13 SpikeVallentine responds:

No problem!


JonBroJonBro

7/23/13

I know a lot of people who subconsciously shake their legs or tap the backs of their feet when they've been sitting a while. I used to do it a good bit, too, but I think I've trained myself to rarely ever shake my legs anymore because I've always found it distracting or irritating when other people do it.

7/23/13 SpikeVallentine responds:

Wow! Interesting. So you wanted to appear more polite? Now that I learn this I am glad to remember that I've had that habit. I think it might be healthy.

Now what JonBro? Will you still restrain yourself?


wrath222wrath222

7/23/13

Heyy! A perfect way to Gage the time you spend not sitting is through music! Makes the nonsitting enjoyable as well!

7/23/13 SpikeVallentine responds:

Hahah yeah, absolutely. Music amplifies the fun in work!


DamienDamien

7/23/13

I use focus booster while animating, which gives you a 5 minute break every 25 minutes. I usually use those 5 minutes to make tea or stretch or just to get up from the chair really.

You should try it out if you're concerned about your health.

7/23/13 SpikeVallentine responds:

Very nice! Thanks for the recommendation! I am using it now!


PiGPENPiGPEN

7/22/13

You should swing by AGDG more often.

7/23/13 SpikeVallentine responds:

Whats AGDG?


skyhot004skyhot004

7/22/13

WOAHHHH! Awesome articles!!

7/23/13 SpikeVallentine responds:

YYa!


Well, the shaking leg thing is more common than you might think. All my brothers and I do it subconsciously now and again, but I've heard from people that they notice that it happens with most Latinos.


DoomroarDoomroar

7/22/13

Fine, after all is just some stretching for one minute every hour it seems doable... as long as no one else complains.

7/23/13 SpikeVallentine responds:

:8D