Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wellness Gut Buster: Health Experts Recommend Standing Up At Desk, Leaving Office, Never Coming Back - the Onion

I've read this a few times over the past week and it makes me laugh audibly every time. Enjoy, from the Onion:

ROCHESTER, MN—In an effort to help working individuals improve their fitness and well-being, experts at the Mayo Clinic issued a new set of health guidelines Thursday recommending that Americans stand up at their desk, leave their office, and never return. “Many Americans spend a minimum of eight hours per day sitting in an office, but we observed significant physical and mental health benefits in subjects after just one instance of standing up, walking out the door, and never coming back to their place of work again,” said researcher Claudine Sparks, who explained that those who implemented the practice in their lives reported an improvement in mood and reduced stress that lasted for the remainder of the day, and which appeared to persist even into subsequent weeks. ... 
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