OUT OF THE BOX

OUT OF THE BOX

Why Sitting at Your Computer All Day Can Wipe You Out

So it turns out that mental exertion can be just as physically tiring as physical exercise. An interesting insight into the human body - and some handy tips on minimising the impact.

Like most days, I spent the bulk of yesterday sitting in what I’ve determined to be the breeziest corner of my apartment, typing on my laptop. I filed a story, transcribed interviews for a few hours, and sent about half a million emails, but rarely got up from my chair. Still, by late afternoon, I wasn’t just exhausted mentally, but physically, too — disproportionately so, it seemed, considering how little I’d moved.

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