Health Dangers Of Working A Desk Job (Infographic) contacted us about a post they saw on IdealBite.

They thought their workplace health infographic titled ‘Work is Murder’ would fit well.
It uses various statistics to highlight the long-term health dangers of working at a desk job.




  1. My job is bounded to the desk all day long. But I make it a point to get up and move, do my stretching. I also wear comfortable shoes even though I am sitting since I want to move my feet and stretch it once in a while.

  2. Allan McPherson says:

    I love info-graphs because they are really exciting and tell you facts which can blow your mind. It also helps that I can relate to this one as I work practically all day behind my tiny desk. Sadly, scary info!!

  3. If you work at a desk job and sit there for 8 hours a day, you must make it as part of your routine to get up and walk around. It is for your health.

  4. Interesting but yet a scary reality. We all need to make the time for exercise, it is a matter of life and death here!

  5. I actually work from home so I can get up and take a walk when I want. I love this life much better and I can get the exercise I need without having to get up at 5am.

  6. I work at a desk job and I HAVE to get up and walk around every hour. I go stir crazy and feel blah. I am more refreshed too after I do that. Exercise should be encouraged at jobs like these. The production would be better too.

  7. I am glad to work at home because if I need to take a walk I can just take a break and get up and go.

  8. Sherry Rose says:

    Great to know! I have chronic back pain and always wondered why since I never do any lifting. I guess I know why now since I work as a secretary…lol. Ugh.

  9. Hannalea Lopez says:

    Yeah, there’s not much that a person can do if they are stuck in a desk 8 hours a day. I work in a call center and they don’t even allow us to get up and stretch or go for a snack unless it’s our designated break time.

  10. Yes, I have a desk job and I know is killing me slowly. I’ve known this for some time of course lol~ but what other choice do I have? Quit my job and start exercising? I once tried to change this by convincing my co-workers to compete in a ‘The Biggest Loser’ kind of weight loss competition. We did great because everyone lost weight, but some jealous anonymous co-worker told the management that us working out in the staircase is a safety issue and that they wanted it stopped. So we couldn’t workout anymore during our lunch hours and everyone gained the lost weight back. Sometimes we do harm to ourselves out of spite and jealousy. I hate and pity the person who couldn’t stand seeing us do well.

  11. Wendy Smith says:

    Wow. This is an incredibly depressing infographic. I’m a little concerned, I’ve spent most of my life behind a desk with little to no health problems..

  12. Great article, if not a little concerning for me. I work a 9-5 desk job and have to be really cognicient of the health risks. Lately I’ve replaced my chair with an excercise ball.. My chronic back pain has disapeared and I’m starting to really tone. Little changes make a HUGE difference.

  13. Staci Marie says:

    That is a scary fact. What people need to do if they are at a desk job is to get up and walk around for 5 minutes a few times a day. The boss can’t fire them for taking care of their health the best that they can.

  14. wow, obese people sitting for 2.5 hours more than thin people is crazy. I always try to get up and moving about a bit when I think about it to combat just sitting around

  15. I have worked a desk job for well over 12 years now and I can tell you that everything you mentioned is right. I found it very important to get into my health and wellness as soon as possible because of it. Thank you for posting this, I have to say that is a very unique was to do a blog post however. Great job keep it up.

  16. I’ve been working on computers for the last 12 years of my life, and I’ve certainly noticed that there’s an impact on your vision, especially when you use more than one monitor.

  17. I gained so much weight by working at a desk job. I let that go after about 20 pounds of weight gain and went back to construction. So glad someone is calling it out.

  18. I have to say, this is a very unique way of presenting information. It is fun for the viewer, but I bet it takes longer to design all the graphics than it would be to just write or cut and paste the text information. My compliments to the publisher of the article for his or her efforts and for thinking about the viewer.

  19. I’ve always found that my job and health go together so much better when I least look away from my screen every 15 minutes or so. It really does a lot to prevent headaches.

  20. This was interesting but a little difficult to read if I do say so myself. You have a bunch of colorful boxes to read and you don’t know which ones to read and which ones to ignore. It was cute but confusing, please don’t take that personally but you have great information that you want people to read so I just think you need to make it easier.

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