Health and Your Body When You Sit In Front of a Computer All Day

I’d like to take a moment to point to a great post Mashable’s Jolie O’Dell wrote on her personal blog: Fat Bloggers: My Own Weight Loss Journey.

Here is an excerpt:

Here’s the graphic point I’m trying to make: Bloggers live a fundamentally unhealthy lifestyle. We are bound to our office chairs, chained to our laptops, and whipped into a froth of stress at the drop of a hat. Our social events revolve around that most healthy of habits, drinking. And we idolize bacon, for some reason.

This is an issue near and dear to my heart: I used to be 40 pounds overweight — the chubby kid — until I decided to take control of my body and drop the weight with smarter eating and regular workouts between my junior and senior years of college.

At the end of ’08, I wrote about how mental sharpness is directly linked to physical health. I was surprised by how much my world changed after I dropped the weight — so many aspects of my life just became better, and my confidence has never been higher. I definitely feel sharper.

So, if you have a desk job like us online journalists … do consider what your habits are doing to your body, as well as to your mind.