When you sit for 8 hours every day, you’re causing serious damage to your health. A sedentary lifestyle is actually a reason for many health issues. Spinal strain, the risk of cardiovascular diseases, the development of varicose veins, obesity and early aging are just some of the risks you are facing.
Fortunately, there are some easy tips and important steps you can take to make it better. Walking and even moving around the office as much as you can, using the stairs instead of the elevator, and taking breaks from work to do some physical exercise all help out.
Spinal strain 0:24
The cardiovascular system 1:38
Varicose veins 2:37
Muscles and bones 4:31
The digestive system 5:06
Mental distress and anxiety 6:25
Performance problems 7:58
So what can you do? 8:40
-When you’re sitting down, the strain is transferred to the pelvis and back bone, causing spinal strain.
-Constant sitting weakens your muscles and blood vessels, deteriorating blood circulation.
-You can get varicose veins after sitting for long periods of time with your legs crossed.
-When you sit for prolonged periods of time, your metabolism slows down and you’re gaining extra weight.
-Constant slouching along with a lack of physical activity weakens your muscles and bones.
-You’re increasing risk of developing Type 2 diabetes if you don’t get enough physical activity.
-An inactive lifestyle causes early aging.
-You’re more likely to have depression and anxiety if you don’t get enough exercise.
-If you’re not getting enough movement, it influences the quality of your sleep.
-Men who sit for 8 hours every day can develop pot bellies and performance problems.
-Scientists and doctors also have some easy recommendations to follow to avoid problems.
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