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Why I Stand At Work and How You Can Too

 

 By Elyse N. Ryan  April 23, 2012 9:02 a.m.

When I first started standing at work, it was because I wanted to burn more calories throughout the day but it wasn’t until I read an article that revealed the deadly effects of sitting all day at work that I really felt motivated to stand at work.

In an article on Mashable.com, an infographic showed the results of a study published in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal that found 54% of men and women who sit most of the day over 13 years were at a higher risk of heart attack.

The infographic goes on to show that sitting at work can increase your risk of death by 40%. So why are most people with desk jobs still parking themselves in the chair of death? Excuses I have heard among my peers vary from,

 “I don’t have a standup desk,” or “My back hurts when I stand for too long.”

For those of you who have yet to conquer your list of excuses, here are a couple tips:

               

*Use the supplies around you…

I have been using recycled copy paper boxes for years. Eventually I’m sure I will get a real Standup Desk but for now this will work for me and for you as well.

               

 

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More Interns are Getting Hired

By Elyse N. Ryan April 17, 2012 9:14 a.m.

College students looking for a way to break into the workforce can rest easy that those hours of free work and time could pay off in a full time position upon graduation according to a new study conducted by NACE . According to NACE, employers hired 58.6% of there interns for full time positions. Does this mean that if a college senior is trying to break into the workforce it would be a good idea to take an internship AFTER graduation in order to get there foot in the door?

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