Friday, June 24, 2011
Carunch, gribble, gribble--my knees
It’s the latest among the hip office set—I guess people in offices are still hip.
[Hip—people say that still?]
Anyhow, some stats are whipping around that seem to suggest that people who sit most days are 54% more likely to die of heart attacks.
Would just standing up, while still under the same stress, talking to the same people, eating the same food, prevent this?
Some people thought it would and got standup desks like Thomas Jefferson and Ernest Hemingway used to use. Oh—and Donald Rumsfeld.
These desks run in the thousands of bucks.
They think it’s better to look weird than die young.
I am thinking about that—I may have achieved both. How hip is that?