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How Much Do You Sit at Work?

I'm Asking: How Much of Your Workday Is Spent Sitting?

We all know that being sedentary for long periods of time isn’t good for our health, but if you work a desk job, you may not have a choice. Some workplaces offer on-site gyms, and others even have standing workstations, but in most offices you’re on your own figuring out ways to keep moving during the day. Of course, if you have a job that requires you to be on your feet, being too sedentary at work is a non-issue. How much of your workday is spent sitting still?

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just-now-blog just-now-blog 5 years
About 90% of the time. I'm surprised that my butt doesn't look like a chair. :) Kasey http://www.justnowblog.com
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 5 years
Well i work from 8am-6pm so my lunch hour is the most activity i get :-( but i do LOVE to walk so when im not at work i take my opportunities to get active
ShantiAfriWaress ShantiAfriWaress 5 years
My butt is cramped...Does that answer your question? Lol
smaine07 smaine07 5 years
About 95%! Its horrible.
juicebox07 juicebox07 5 years
I work at a computer, so I'm sitting the entire day, except for my trips to the bathroom.
ShaynaLeah ShaynaLeah 5 years
From 8:30 am to about 6pm... with very short walks to the restroom/printer in between... Then I come home and am seated while studying for the CPA exam... :-( I'm looking forward to the summer though - When it stays lighter and warmer later I like walking my dog after work to remember the outside world still exists!
graldi19 graldi19 5 years
about 15 min for my lunch break. im a custom picture framer so im on my feet allll day working with customers and machinery doing the actual framing. i love it :)
Spectra Spectra 5 years
I only sit for maybe 10 minutes a day, if that. I am on my feet almost constantly while at my job.
yasmina1908 yasmina1908 5 years
sitting 7 - 9 hours a day i'm sure is contrubuting to my butt getting flat
Frenched Frenched 5 years
Sadly, almost all day. BLERGH.
starangel82 starangel82 5 years
All day. I have an 8 hour day and I'm on my butt for 7.5 hours of it. Sometimes all 8 if I end up eating at my desk. It's sad really.
Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 5 years
I sit ALLLLL day. It's horrible.
tiff58 tiff58 5 years
This is a HUGE problem for me. I have tension headaches because my shoulders and neck are so stressed from sitting all day at a computer. I work about 8-9 hours a day, plus drive an hour each way, so I am sitting a lot. It's just not natural!
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 5 years
Dang...I probably sit 95% of the time at work. That's not good.
MegtheRed MegtheRed 5 years
I sit the entire day, but I try and stretch while sitting or walk outside when I get a break. My last job was really active, where I was standing all day, so this is completely different for me.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 5 years
I work 8 hours a day and probably sit for 7.5 hours, way too much time sitting.
michlny michlny 5 years
Way too much :(
Zivanod Zivanod 5 years
I work 7.5 hours a day so I would say I sit 7.25 hours a day. It kind of sucks too after a particularly long stretch because I'll stand up and fell like I've forgotten how to walk.
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
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