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  1. Science

    La-Z-Boys: Sitting Around All Day Makes Men’s Sperm as Lazy as They Are

    Time for a little real talk, gentlemen. Over the last couple of decades, the overall quality of sperm has simply dropped off, and according to a study published this week in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, we probably have no one but our lazy-ass selves to blame. It turns out that a lifestyle in which we sit on our keisters drinking beer and playing video games all day renders our sperm just as lazy as we are. The good news is that regular, vigorous physical exercise could be just what the doctor ordered for restoring the vitality of our sperm. The bad news, of course, is that we stopped listening to that sentence after the phrase "regular, vigorous exercise," which is clearly a non-starter as far as lifestyle choices go.

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  2. Science

    Terrifying Infographic on the Health Dangers of Sitting

    If the New York Times article from a few weeks back about how sitting down will make you fat and/or kill you wasn't frightening enough, now, there's an infographic on the same subject, complete with chairs casting sinister shadows as they spout such statistics as "Sitting 6+ hours per day makes you up to 40% likelier to die within 15 years than someone who sits less than 3. Even if you exercise." The presentation is a tad on the sensationalistic side, and it's from a site called "Medical Billing and Coding," but it's hard not to be a little spooked by stuff like this if you are a knowledge worker by profession.

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