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You wake up, drive to work and sit a desk all day.

Then you drive home and plop yourself on the couch all night.

If that sounds like you, your health may be at risk.

"A higher risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, being obese," said Debbie Proctor, a cardiac rehab clinical exercise physiologist.

"You get neck pain, you can get disc injuries, it contributes a lot to headaches, headaches are a big one that we see," said Travis Davis, chiropractor. "And then it also causes an imbalance in the muscles, so it contributes to continuing head posture."

These side effects can be pretty daunting - and can be caused by something you see every day: your office chair.

Watch #LiveOnKMTR at 5:30 and 11 p.m. Thursday, April 24, for more on this story
About KMTR TV Getting big results from a small garden space Getting big results from a small garden space(Photo Gallery)
Gardens in the Willamette Valley are getting a good drink of water this week.

But once the rain stops, more people will begin planting everything from flowerpots to green beans.

And you don’t need a big backyard to have your own green space.

Watch Joel in the Garden on KMTR NewsSource16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays

Serious injury crash blocks Hwy 20

A serious injury crash between a car and semi truck has blocked Highway 20 between Sweet Home and Lebanon, Oregon State Police said.

Sit up straight! Your health may depend on it

You wake up, drive to work and sit a desk all day.

Then you drive home and plop yourself on the couch all night.

If that sounds like you, your health may be at risk.

"A higher risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, being obese," said Debbie Proctor, a cardiac rehab clinical exercise physiologist.

"You get neck pain, you can get disc injuries, it contributes a lot to headaches, headaches are a big one that we see," said Travis Davis, chiropractor. "And then it also causes an imbalance in the muscles, so it contributes to continuing head posture."

These side effects can be pretty daunting - and can be caused by something you see every day: your office chair.

Watch #LiveOnKMTR at 5:30 and 11 p.m. Thursday, April 24, for more on this story

Getting big results from a small garden space

Getting big results from a small garden space

Gardens in the Willamette Valley are getting a good drink of water this week.

But once the rain stops, more people will begin planting everything from flowerpots to green beans.

And you don’t need a big backyard to have your own green space.

Watch Joel in the Garden on KMTR NewsSource16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays

Police: Call 911 if you see this man

Police: If you see this man call 911ROSEBURG, Ore. -- State police and the Douglas County Sheriff's office are looking for an armed and dangerous fugitive that they say eluded them west of Roseburg Wednesday.

Hiram Samuel Cunningham, 30, escaped capture and remains at large.

Authorities say Cunningham is known to carry firearms, and is wanted on numerous warrants out of Douglas, Lane and Jackson counties.

Officials say he is known to wear disguises, including a wig and reading style glasses, to avoid being recognized.  They also say he is potentially violent and has eluded police before.

He is described as a white male, 6'2" tall, 170 pounds with short brown hair and hazel eyes.

Authorities say if you spot the man, do not approach him; call 911.

Police: Wanted sex offender found at Roseburg High

Police: Wanted sex offender found at Roseburg High A man wanted for failing to register as a sex offender was arrested after police say he was trespassing at Roseburg High School.

Police say a search of his vehicle turned up a backpack that contained a stun gun, duct tape, gloves and black clothing.

Officers say there was also a full size BB pistol in the bag.

Authorities say at about 10:30 am on Wednesday, Derek William Ames, 34, was found on the Roseburg High School campus and contacted by police.

Officers say Ames gave them a false name at first, but they were able to identify him, as well as the warrants he had out of California.

One of those warrants was for failing to register as a sex offender.

Ames was arrested and charged by police with numerous charges including second degree trespass, identity theft and false information to police, among others.

Ames was lodged in the Douglas County Jail.

Celebrating nine years of YouTube animal videos

Celebrating nine years of YouTube animal videos »Play Video
Nine years ago, the first YouTube video was posted online. Since then, billions of hours of video have been viewed on the site. But which ones did people really go *wild* for? Jeanne Moos takes a look.