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March 22, 2010

Get up out of that Chair!

Filed under: General @ 5:26 pm

If you are a designer, architect, or developer, you may spend many, many hours in your chair writing design documents, modeling systems, developing code, building unit tests, and so on. It is easy to sit down at 8 AM and realize at 1 PM that you have not yet left your chair.

GET UP, NOW!

I am a (relatively) young, healthy person. But I just spent a week in the hospital with a pulmonary embolism. Not fun.

I understand that this condition is often caused by too much sitting. So this is my public service announcement:

GET UP, NOW!

Get out of your chair every few hours. Walk around the block or around your building. You will be glad you did.

For more information on blood clots and sitting, see these links:

http://ndri.com/article/sitting_for_long_periods_at_work_have_risk_of_developing_blood_clotsdeep_vein_thrombosis_dvt-261.html

http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/news/2003/02/57580

Enjoy your walk!

3 Comments

  1.   John Walker — March 23, 2010 @ 12:11 am    Reply

    Sorry to hear, but glad you’re out of the hospital. Taking your advice. Be well.

  2.   Greg Shelton — March 23, 2010 @ 8:58 am    Reply

    Get well soon.

  3.   Caden — June 29, 2011 @ 10:07 pm    Reply

    Great stuff, you helepd me out so much!

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