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Is Sitting Bad For You?2 minute read

Staying healthy is important to all of us.  Many of us strive to eat healthier and exercise more.  It is a struggle to do that.  Our lives are often busy and our jobs can get in the way of healthy living.

Enter Wally from the Dilbert comic strip.  Recently, Wally filed a workers’ compensation claim for a sitting injury.  Like Wally, many of us spend a great deal of our day sitting.

At our law firm, most of our jobs are sedentary.  This means that we sit most of the time.  Most of the time, we are very busy.  If we are not careful to stand up and move around, we can sit for hours straight while we work at our desk.

Man with headache sitting on sofa with a laptopWhy should I not sit for extended periods?

So, what is wrong with that? Many of us grew up thinking that rest was good for your body.  It would heal up injuries rather than causing them.  Scientific research is starting to indicate that sitting for extended periods can increase risks of obesity, high blood pressure, cancer, and other medical conditions.

Our law firm helps people with injuries every day.  We cannot go back in time and prevent those injuries from happening, as much as our clients would like us to be able to do so.  Some injuries are unpreventable.  But, people can often take steps to decrease the risk of being injured.

My job requires me to sit. What steps can I take to stay healthier?

First, make sure that your job actually requires you to sit. You may be able to use a standing desk.

If you have to sit, you may be able to improve your seat. Some people use a yoga ball to work their core muscles while they are sitting.

If you have to sit, taking breaks at work to stand up and move around is just one of the ways that we can minimize our risks of herniated discs, poor circulation, and neck and shoulder injuries.  The Washington Post article also mentions that proper posture and stretching are also important.

Taking care of your body is important. Many of us spend a large portion of our waking time at work.

We need to take care of ourselves when we are there.  Taking the time to make sure we take care of ourselves at work can help us to live better and avoid injuries.

What if I have other questions about workers compensation?

Georgia’s workers compensation system can be very confusing.  You have to worry about getting the treatment you need and paying your bills while also worrying about not missing any deadlines that could cause you to lose your right to receive workers compensation benefits.

If you have questions, I would recommend that you try to get answers.  To find out more about how to schedule a time to talk to me about your workers compensation questions, just read this short article.

Jason Perkins is an attorney who specializes in representing injured workers.  He regularly publishes videos and write blog articles about Georgia’s workers compensation system and issues that are important to injured workers and their families.

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Brittney-lee orourkeBrittney-lee orourke
05:23 18 Feb 22
Amazing! Jason and his team were very helpful and had the best communication by far. Walked me though every step with great detail and had answers for any question I had. They handled my case better then I could imagine, it was a weird case and they stayed on top of it and kept me updated every step of the way! Highly recommend this Team! Thanks so much to Jason and his Awesome team!-Brittney
China JonesChina Jones
18:58 08 Feb 22
I absolutely love this group of attorneys, when I was at my lowest they did everything they could to help me get justice for my injury. I believe if I were to have never picked my phone up and called the amazing group that helped me I definitely would not have received my idea of rights. If you have an issue and are just not sure please understand that they will help you, stay in contact, answer any question you have, and for sure get you the justice you deserve I thank them from the bottom of my heart and I will definitely refer them to anyone who has been hurt because they most definitely care about their work and clients.
Luv LocsLuv Locs
16:08 15 Jan 22
The entire law office was attentive and responsive to all of my concerns dealing with my workers compensation case.
moombimoombi
21:14 02 Jan 22
If you must get a lawyer involved, you’d do well to work with Jason Perkins and his team at Perkins Studdard Law.They were thorough in gathering information and in sharing all the steps in the workers comp process specific to my case. Jason and the team were responsive to my bevy of questions and concerns.I appreciated the informative videos and consultations provided by Jason over video meetings and multiple phone calls.I hope I’m never injured on the job again. However, if I am and if my employer responds as my previous employer did, I’ll contact Perkins Studdard Law immediately to handle the case.
Dana BessDana Bess
23:57 10 Dec 21
Everyone at Perkins Studdard was kind and professional. They were always extremely responsive and answered all questions that I had and followed up to make sure I had an understanding of what was going on along with emailing videos to explain every step of my case so I would know what to expect and be prepared. Jason is a very genuine person and I trusted him with my case. He answered so many questions for me even before I retained him as my WC lawyer. I highly recommend him and his associates at Perkins Studdard.
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