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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

Eight Corvettes swallowed up in sinkhole

Eight Corvettes swallowed up in sinkhole »Play Video
The public will get its first up-close look at the sinkhole that swallowed eight cars at the National Corvette Museum. All of the cars are now out and on display at the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Maira Ansari reports.

Dart attacks: 'That's actually something really scary'

Dart attacks: 'That's actually something really scary' »Play Video
One of the darts

Three people report being shot by darts fired from a passing SUV this month in Eugene, police said.

All three got hit in the lower extremities by the projectiles, police said. Tests found no substances on the darts themselves.

"They're approximately four inches long," said Lt. Carolyn Mason. "They are not like a pub dart. It's kind of like a weaponry type of dart, if you would, and they do have a metal shaft."

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.

Protest signs compare Obama to Hitler

Protest signs compare Obama to Hitler

Political protesters carrying signs comparing President Obama to Adolph Hitler took to the streets Wednesday.

Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage now in judge's hands

Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage now in judge's hands »Play Video
The Wayne Morse US Courthouse in Eugene, Ore.

The fate of Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage now rests with a federal judge who heard arguments Wednesday at a hearing in Eugene.

Lisa Chickadonz is a plaintiff in the case.


She's been engaged to her partner for 29 years waiting for equal rights.

"It seems like time to finally be able to get married," she said. "I didn't go someplace else to do it because I love Oregon and I want to get married in my own state, in my own city, in my own neighborhood."


Garden tips from a country trip near Corvallis

Garden tips from a country trip near Corvallis »Play Video

Spending time in the garden or just a little time around animals can always put you in a good mood.

And there are a few country destinations not far from Corvallis where you can relax.

Watch All in a Day's Drive Wednesdays on KMTR NewsSource 16 at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

'For many uninsured or under-insured people who are homeless, the emergency room is their primary care provider'

'For many uninsured or under-insured people who are homeless, the emergency room is their primary care provider' »Play Video
Inside of where patients stay for the homeless hospital respite program

Two new programs designed to meet the health needs of homeless individuals are part of a pilot project involving Eugene/Springfield-based nonprofit organization ShelterCare and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Sheriff: 2-year-old had meth in system, parents arrested

Sheriff: 2-year-old had meth in system, parents arrestedSheriff's deputies arrested a Green District couple early Wednesday morning, after authorities say a toddler was brought into the hospital with meth in her system.

On Tuesday night at about 11:30 pm, officials say Michelle Lynn Burke, 40, and James Timothy Pohl, 44, both from the Green District of Roseburg, took their 2-year-old daughter to Mercy because she was not acting normally.

The Sheriff's office says blood tests showed the child had methamphetamine in her system.


 

Bump Watch: Baby gadgets go high tech

Bump Watch: Baby gadgets go high tech »Play Video

If it’s been a few years since you’ve had a child, you may be surprised at how technology has hit the baby market in full force.

Toys are now a learning tool, not just bright colors for baby to stare at. Some inform, some soothe.  

Watch Bump Watch #LiveOnKMTR Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m.