Sitting causes a lot of negative health effects just like smoking does. And we can prevent it!
Carrying excess weight is one of the biggest consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. When sitting for prolonged periods of time, the metabolism slows down and your body burns fewer calories, storing the excess as fat. People who sit for long periods also have to deal with hip and glute muscles being unused, and this leads to decreased hip mobility.
When you sit for long hours, the entire pressure is on the lower back, especially if you slump over your seat and don’t keep your spine erect. In such a case, the spine is adversely affected, because the disk spaces between tend to get unevenly squashed.
A lifetime of continuous sitting weakens the muscles, deteriorates blood circulation and lowers the tone of blood vessels. A lack of physical activity is one of the main reasons for early atherosclerosis (a build-up of cholesterol plaques in the blood vessels of the heart).
Let this just be a friendly reminder to stack some books or boxes at your desk in the office or at home so that you may stand while working.
Here are some helpful tips in increasing your work posture.
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