With modern technology transforming how we do things, our work—and our lives—are becoming increasingly sedentary. The problem is the human body is designed to move, just like we did for our entire existence, from early hunter-gatherer civilizations to the rise of agricultural and industrial societies. Without regular movement in our “jobs of daily living” (called occupations in the field of Occupational Therapy), the body languishes. Public health and medical research is starting to quantify the extent and nature of this problem, as some refer to as the sitting epidemic.
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