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What 41 Percent of Women Polled Spend Their Days Doing

If you're reading this post, then you're in the majority.

That's right: you're sitting in front of your computer.

The results of our latest informal HealthyWomen poll revealed that computer usage among the majority of women (41%) is between 8 and 10 hours a day. Seeing the number of hours in black and white has given me a headache just thinking about constant screen glare and consistent bad posture. Nevermind the lack of human interaction.

Include the segment of our audience polled who admit sitting in front of the computer between 4 and 6 hours a day (25%), and you have a significant part of our population pointing, clicking, dragging and dropping their way into the future.

So what does this mean for women's health?

Spending too much time in front of the computer can put a strain on the eyes and have a negative effect on our posture. It also reflects our lack of physical activity and days spent sedentarily behind a desk, which can lead to expanding waistlines and the conditions obesity can contribute to like hypertension, diabetes and cetain types of cancer.

So is today's productivity worth tomorrow's risks?

HealthyWomen can offer members of the media access to our Women's Health Advisory Council and team of medical experts who can speak to a wide range of health topics including those outlined above. These professionals have a national presence and are always at the ready to field questions about these and other trending topics.

You can find statistics on our poll here and other valuable information for your publication throughout our site or by contacting our media relations team for immediate assistance.

Just don't forget to shut your computer down and get out for a 10-minute walk.

In good health,
Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill

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