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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

'There's been an outpouring from the community'

'There's been an outpouring from the community' »Play Video
Jason Henkel

South Albany High School teacher Jason Henkel was diagnosed with stomach cancer in January.

Tuesday night, hundreds of students, staff and residents came out to show support and raise money for the PE instructor and his young family by participating in a donkey basketball tournament.

Chihuahua halts neighborhood mail delivery

Chihuahua halts neighborhood mail delivery »Play Video
The big bark of a little dog is preventing one iowa neighborhood from recieving its mail. Apparently, the U.S. postal carrier assigned to the block isn't convinced the dog's bark isn't bigger than its bite. Jill Kasparie reports.

April foolishness

April foolishness »Play Video
A lot of people got into the spirit of April Fools, including companies and TV programs. Jeanne Moos takes a look at some of the best and the worst.

Stolen Gauguin found after 40 years

Stolen Gauguin found after 40 years »Play Video
A couple of stolen paintings by two french masters have resurfaced after more than 40 years. How Italian investigators found them is a story in itself. Jonathan Mann has that.

Coast residents and visitors need to be tsunami savvy

Coast residents and visitors need to be tsunami savvy »Play Video

Tsunami waves generated by an earthquake are a threat of earthquakes both near and far.

The March 2011 earthquake in Japan and the March 1964 earthquake in Alaska both generated tsunami waves that hit the Oregon Coast.

"A regular wave on the ocean travels about 25 to 30 mph," said Kyle Betts, chief boatswain mate with the U.S. Coast Guard. "When one's been generated by an event causing a tsunami, these waves are traveling in a neighborhood of 300 to 600 mph."

Tsunami hits 45 minutes after 8.2 quake in Chile

Tsunami hits 45 minutes after 8.2 quake in Chile »Play Video

Warning sirens went off shortly after the magnitude 8.2 quake struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday.

Chilean TV broke in with images from the first moments the quake hit. 

The Chilean navy reported that the first tsunami wave hit the coast within 45 minutes of the quake.

Neighboring Peru and Bolivia also felt the effects.

'Scud clouds': Don't be fooled by Mother Nature's ultimate prank

'Scud clouds': Don't be fooled by Mother Nature's ultimate prank
Nope, nothing to see here folks. Just harmless scud cloud approaching Mukilteo on March 30, 2014.

Coming off of April Fool's Day and coming into the month that traditionally has the most "severe" weather (at least by paltry Pacific Northwest standards) I wanted to highlight a trick of atmospheric dynamics that fools countless people every year: "Scud" clouds and their tornado-like funnel impersonations.