You Might Want To Stand Up Before Reading This

Apparently, sitting is killing you:

Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Franklin says:

    From the TMI dept., I’m a bit irregular and my doc pointed out that gravity helps your digestive system. Sitting down tends to bunch things up. He probably said it more elegantly.

  2. My take-away: the penultimate box confirms that slouching at my desk is a good thing.

  3. Neil Hudelson says:

    I’ve recommended this article before. For a humor site, its pretty informative.

    7 Basic Things You Won’t Believe You Are Doing Wrong (and it covers Franklin’s problem as well).

  4. rodney dill says:

    Just don’t give a sit.