For most workers, the sitting starts with the morning commute: workers in the United States, at least 95 percent of them says a Bureau of Transportation Statistics report, spend on average 26 minutes each day either behind the wheel of their cars, on a bus or a train just getting to work. And what do they do when they get to work? About two-thirds of them work in professional offices where they spend another three-quarters of their work day in a seat before getting back into the car to sit down and make the long commute back home. And as business becomes more knowledge-driven and the workforce earns more education, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) says that means there will be even more sitting
This article originally appeared in The Ergonomics Report™ on 2004-11-10.