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Get up! : why your chair is killing you and what you can do about it
Title:
Get up! : why your chair is killing you and what you can do about it
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
ISBN:
9781137278999
Physical Description:
vi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The chairman's rise to power. In the beginning ; Feed me, move me ; The brain strain ; Despite your chair, you are an individual -- The chairman's curse. The chair-cursed body ; The chair-cursed mind ; The chair-cursed car ; The chairman's vision -- Oust the chairman : the solution revolution. Solutions : why do we need them? ; Invent! Underwear solutions ; Work! Office solutions ; Learn! Education solutions ; GET UP!, Step 1 : get personal! ; GET UP!, Step 2 : plan! ; GET UP!, Step 3 : weapons! ; GET UP!, Step 4 : play! : the pulse of creativity ; Defeat the chairman : end lethal sitting.
Abstract:
"That the average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting is no surprise to anyone who works in an office environment. But few realize the health consequences they are suffering as a result of modernity's increasingly sedentary lifestyle, or the effects it has had on society at large. In Get Up! , health expert James A. Levine's original scientific research shows that today's chair-based world, where we no longer use our bodies as they evolved to be used, is having negative consequences on our health, and is a leading cause of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Over the decades, humans have moved from a primarily active lifestyle to one that is largely sedentary, and this change has reshaped every facet of our lives--from social interaction to classroom design. Levine shows how to throw off the shackles of inertia and reverse these negative trends through simple changes in our daily lives"-- Provided by publisher.

"From the director of the Mayo Clinic and inventor of the treadmill desk, a fascinating wake-up call about our sedentary lifestyle"-- Provided by publisher.
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