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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, but they're not from some scary carcinogen or some unknown substance.

They can be caused by something you see every day: your office chair.

Watch #LiveOnKMTR at 6 and 11 p.m. Thursday, April 24, for more on this story
Local Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage now in judge's hands Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage now in judge's hands(Video)
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."

Prep Athlete of the Week: Madeline Edwards

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

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

That's what Madeline 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

Flags mark 3 years since Officer Kilcullen's death

Flags mark 3 years since Officer Kilcullen's death
People gathered in memory of Officer Chris Kilcullen

Three years ago Tuesday, Officer Chris Kilcullen died after pursuing an erratic motorist along a stretch of freeway that now carries his name.

Murder trial delayed after juror faints

Murder trial delayed after juror faints »Play Video
The trial was delayed a day after a juror fainted outside the courtroom

David Ray Taylor sat alone at the front of the packed courtroom where he is on trial for murder.

But jurors never saw the inside of the court room, nor did any witnesses take the stand.

Fire burns Gilham Road home

Fire burns Gilham Road home »Play Video
Firefighters at the scene Tuesday

A fire burned a Eugene home Tuesday afternoon.

The fire appears to have started in the back of the home in the 3800 block of Gilham Road, Eugene Springfield Fire said, and then spread quickly to the attic.

The initial call to 911 came in just before 1:40 p.m.

Firefighters searched the home and found no one inside.

Dental student assisting at White Bird Clinic robbed

Dental student assisting at White Bird Clinic robbed »Play Video
If you stole some funky looking glasses from this apartment, you robbed people in need of a dental student's help at the White Bird Clinic.

Julia Allen is a dental student at Arizona University of Oral Medicine. 

She has been volunteering at the White Bird Dental Clinic in Eugene as she prepares to take her medical exams.
 
Allen, along with a handful of other fourth-year students from across the country, assist doctors in serving underprivileged patients of Lane County.
 
In return for their service, the future doctors are provided with an apartment downtown.

But after returning to Eugene on Saturday, Allen discovered her home had been robbed.


EWEB helps Kennedy Middle School mark Earth Day

EWEB helps Kennedy Middle School mark Earth Day »Play Video
Earth Day at Kennedy Middle School

Students at Kennedy Middle School participated in a variety of Earth Day activities Tuesday.

One of the class sessions showed students the power of wind. Students built their own windmills, then tested their strength against a fan.

Tim Whitley with EWEB said it's important to teach students of all ages the importance of renewable energy sources.

Home warranties spend a decade in dumps on Angie's List

Home warranties spend a decade in dumps on Angie's List »Play Video
Lindsay Ohmer received a home warranty when she bought her house and she says it came in handy when the heat went out over the winter.

For 10 years in a row, home warranty companies have been the worst-graded category on Angie's List.

A home warranty typically covers the major systems and appliances in a home for one year after the sale.

It's often included with the purchase of a home, but many homeowners don't fully examine the documents at closing - filing them away until they need repair help. 

'Love matters to everybody': Court to hear challenge to Oregon same-sex marriage ban

'Love matters to everybody': Court to hear challenge to Oregon same-sex marriage ban »Play Video

The voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is headed to federal court this week in Eugene.

Advocates in favor of overturning the ban planned a vigil outside the Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's court hearing.

Clark Compton, one of the speakers at the vigil, said his daughter is a lesbian and therefore barred from marrying in Oregon.

"Love matters to everybody and all the committed same-sex couples in the state deserve the right to marry," he said.