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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

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."

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.

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.

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.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Madeleine Edwards

Prep Athlete of the Week: Madeleine Edwards »Play Video
Madeleine Edwards

"I've been playing softball since I could walk, so most of my life."

That's what Madeleine Edwards had to say after being named first team all league in her junior season.

She is looking to cap off her high school career playing the sport she grew up loving.

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