Sitting is the New Smoking (Work At Home Real Talk)

It’s been awhile since I’ve discussed any topics relating to working from home.  This one has been on my mind and I haven’t been able to address it because it was such a big issue and I didn’t know what to do about it.

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Around Christmas time, I got a Fitbit. I realized very quickly that I had an issue. I was active- in spurts. We would go to the beach and I’d get 19,000 steps in a day. And then I’d go home. And my commute is a single flight of stairs to my home office. And then I sit for 3 hours. Workout. Sit for 5 more hours. The workout isn’t enough. Articles like this one and this one and this one all point to SITTING being just as bad on our bodies as smoking.  Even for those who workout intensely on a daily basis, sitting is no good.

I’m not alone here. I’ve talked to several work at home friends and we’re all struggling. My husband realized from his Fitbit that he gets 7-9,000 steps a day just from walking around his classroom. He’s up and moving all day.  I’m not.  I sit at my desk- answering emails, designing, and doing all the daily things that I need to do on my computer.

After increasing frustration, I realized that I had to find a way to make my job active.  I didn’t want something that was going to take me -away- from working like adding another workout period.  My goal was to make the sitting time NOT sitting time.

 

Last week, I hit a breaking point and ordered the treadmill desk you see above.

Now, I don’t expect to be able to design while walking.  I may have to stand still or even sit at my regular desk.   But if I can use this to work through a few hours of email, it’s better than sitting for those few hours.

We are not made to sit.  Our bodies are just not intended to sit there all day long.  I hate the way I feel after hours at the desk.  I’m hoping this will help.

To be clear, this is not about cardio.  This is not about “working out”.  This is about moving (however slowly- moving!) while working.

Do you work at home?  In an office where you sit all day?  How do you deal with this?  Do you have a standing or walking desk?

If you have a treadmill desk, are you able to keep working as you are walking?

I’ll report back in a month or two with an update.

 

New: KG Modern Monogram

KGModernMonogram

To use this font, please type lowercase, uppercase, lowercase, in that order and it will create a monogram.

NOTE: There is also a plain version of the lettering without the scrolls in the download. :)

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KG Primary Whimsy

KGPrimaryWhimsy

This quirky font is a playful take on my KG Primary Penmanship.

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New KG When Oceans Rise

This is a neat handwritten font in an upright, feminine style.

Use the bar key | to make the cute slice of cake.

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New: KG Defying Gravity

KG Defying Gravity

To optimize usage of this font, use the [ and ] keys to make the end tails as shown in image #1.

Use the bar key | for a solid space instead of an empty space.

Use the BOUNCE version and alternate CAPITAL and lowercase letters to give ita  bouncy look.

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New: KG First Time in Forever Font

This neat handwriting font was created in partnership with Ashley at Flying High In First.

It has perfect elementary style penmanship, making it excellent for teachers to use in the classroom.

KG First Time in Forever

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NEW: KG Flavor And Frames Seven

I needed some stamped frames and as I created them, I thought I’d go ahead and make them into a font! :)  I hope you like them!  These are fantastic on chalk art prints!

 

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NEW: KG HAPPY

I’m kind of obsessed.

Understatement.

I may have listened to all 24 hours of Pharrell’s HAPPY marathon. It could have happened.

If you’re obsessed, you might enjoy this HAPPY font.

KGHappyCM

 

 

KGHappyCM2

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New: KG I And Love And You, KG Flavor and Frames Six, KG All of Me, KG Corner of the Sky

Whew! I had major major website troubles that culminated in me accidentally deleting my entire website.

When it was fixed, apparently ALL of my old posts were sent out as new. SORRY! I was not trying to spam everyone!

All of that aside, I’ve been creating but not posting here! So here’s a slew of new stuff! :)

Conversation Hearts? Valentine’s Day? That might be sooooo 2 weeks ago, but here you go- get a head start for next year!

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Chalkboard art? Yes! I’m obsessed! Grab some chalkboard arty love!

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A chubbier, even more kid-friendly teacher font than KG Lego House?  Yes, needed that too!

KGCorneroftheSky720

And rough, eroded, distressed capital letters? Yes, I always need that too!

kgallofme720

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New: KG Say Something Font

KG Say Something

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