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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

SUV collides with pickup at Prairie and Hwy 99

SUV collides with pickup at Prairie and Hwy 99
Troopers said no one was seriously injured

An SUV hit a pickup at the intersection of Prairie Road and Highway 99 on Thursday afternoon.

Trooper Andy Youngblood so no one was seriously injured. No citations were immediately issued, but the investigation remained open, he said.

The driver in the SUV was headed west on Prairie and hit the truck, which was soutbound on Hwy 99.

Nike and Healthy Moves team up: You could win $50,000 for a local non-profit

Nike and Healthy Moves team up: You could win $50,000 for a local non-profit »Play Video
Just move it

There’s a new way to cover more ground on your next run, walk or a workout. 

Your efforts could help put $50,000 in the hands of a local non-profit and earn you tickets to the Prefontaine Classic at Hayward field next month.
    
Nike kicked off the new incentive Thursday and its partnership with the Healthy Moves program.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Kendra Daniels

Prep Athlete of the Week: Kendra Daniels »Play Video
Kendra Daniels

Kendra Daniels has been a gymnast at Gymnastics Northwest since she was 5 years old.

Thirteen years later, Daniels recently accomplished one of the highest feats a prep gymnast can achieve: a level 10 state champion in beam, floor, vault and all around.

Watch KMTR NewsSource 16 Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for Prep Athlete of the Week

Joel in Garden: How to build tater towers

Joel in Garden: How to build tater towers »Play Video
Spudly

Now is a good time of year for gardeners to start burying potatoes.

No matter how big your growing space is, you can quickly run out of room if you try burying them all.

That’s why you can build your own potato towers that your plants can climb.

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