For many of us, hard work is no longer synonymous with back breaking labor, but today it is more likely that our body’s are feeling the effects of our sedentary work and lifestyles. While most of us no longer risk physical injury while working, we do risk the hidden health dangers associated with sitting all day in front of a computer, including venous disease.
To add insult to injury at the end of our work day, what is the first thing many of us do? We sit back down on the couch to watch television or catch up on personal emails. We have traded in constant over-exertion for a nearly constant motionless lifestyle, and it’s causing many chronic and sometimes life-threatening health problems, like varicose veins, blood clots, and spider veins.