The Dangers of Sitting

The Dangers of Sitting!

Know The Dangers!
Spending too many hours sitting is hazardous to your health. You need to know the dangers of sitting.  Habitual inactivity raises the risk for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, deep vein thrombosis, and metabolic syndrome.
 
Researchers aren’t sure why prolonged sitting has such harmful consequences, but one explanation is that it relaxes your largest muscles. Furthermore, when those muscles relax they take up very little glucose and raise the risk of insulin resistance.
 

Sitting also can increase pain, as it tightens the hip flexor and hamstring muscles and stiffens the joints themselves. This, in turn, can affect gait and balance making activities like walking harder. Plus this
contributes to lower back pain and knee stiffness. And older adults who aren’t active may be more likely to get osteoporosis, for instance.

Stretch at work

What Can We Do?
Get Moving! No matter if it’s only 10-minute excursions, it will add up at the end of the day. After all, if you’re tied to a desk 8 hours a day, it’s very important to get up and stretch every 30 minutes. If you can, walk around and take a minute-long walk around the office. Split your lunch time between eating and some time for activity. Take your lunch break away from your desk and go for a short walk. It will make you a happier employee!

When you are physically active you have better energy levels and your bones maintain strength. Your mood becomes more positive due to endorphin levels rising! It brings good karma all around.

 Let’s get going you all!

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