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Is Your Desk Killing You?

What does sitting at your desk all day mean for your health?
     Several studies released over the last few years have linked the number of hours that a person spends sitting at their desk to increased risk of death from all causes.  That is the bad news.  The good news is that the solution is an easy one and well within your control.  Stand up!
     There are a number of smart phone apps that can help you get up and moving to break up your sedentary day.  Here are a few.
     Break Reminder (free, Android): You set your work/break intervals and the app counts down notifies you when it’s time to get up
     Stand Up (free, Apple): You set a reminder interval and the app plays an alarm when it’s time to stand up.
     Move a Bit (free, Android): This app simply reminds you when it’s time to move a bit.
     Move (free, Apple, in-app purchases): This app reminds you to stand up and do an exercise (choose from over 300) at regular intervals that you set.

     The LAC is a resource for you so please let us know if you need help.
     Thanks for reading!  

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Our Mission Statement is as follows:  
     The BAMC Lawyer Assistance Committee is comprised of members of our association whose sole purpose is to help our colleagues.  We are a resource put in place to help lawyers, including those whose practices may be adversely affected, to better cope with such problems as depression, substance abuse, personal problems, stress, burnout, etc. 
     All referrals to the Committee are strictly confidential and may be anonymous.  This confidentiality is statutory.  (See, Bus. & Occup. Art. § 10-502).  The Maryland Lawyers Rules of Professional Conduct exempt from reporting requirements information received in the course of participation in our assistance program.  (See, Rule 8.3 (c) ).  Referrals to our committee come from Judges, members of the Bar, family and friends.  We respond whenever the need for assistance presents itself. 
     Our committee has resources, professional and otherwise, that can help colleagues who find themselves in crisis.  We strive to assist so as to minimize any negative effect on lawyers and their practices.

Co-Chairs

Karen H. Alegi
William E. Hewitt, Jr.

 

Committee Meetings

February 10, 2016
March 9, 2016
April 13, 2016
May 11, 2016

Meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the upstairs conference room of the Bar Association building, located at 27 West Jefferson St., Rockville, MD, unless otherwise noted.