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10 dangerous side-effects of sitting all day

01/10Are you sitting too much?

If you take pride in being glued to your office chair all day long and tapping on your laptop to finish your work on time, you may want to change your opinion. If your job requires you to sit for a longer period of time, you need to know these 8 reasons why sitting all day is really harmful to your health.

02/10​Heart problems

Heart diseases are a major by-product of prolonged sitting. This happens because our body burns less fat when we are sitting and as a result, fatty acids might start depositing in our arteries.

03/10​Body pain

If you have been complaining of chronic pain in neck, shoulders, hips and back, be rest assured that it is your prolonged sitting to be blamed.

04/10​Bad posture

Constant sitting puts a huge amount of strain on your back and it can also affect your posture tremendously. In addition to this, if you are someone who spends a lot of time slouching in front of your laptop or computer, you can develop a poor posture syndrome.

05/10​​Damage in brain

Yes, don’t be surprised, apparently prolonged sitting not only harms your body but damages your brain as well. According to new research conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles, a sedentary lifestyle–which involves sitting for a longer duration of time–can cause thinning of a particular region in the brain which is responsible for the formation of new memories.

06/10​Weight gain

This one is a no-brainer. Staying glued to your chair can contribute majorly to weight gain as inactivity leads to obesity, so much so that it becomes a vicious cycle.

07/10​Risk of diabetes

People with inactive lifestyle are more prone to diabetes when compared to those with active lifestyles. According to a follow up on the HUNT research conducted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, prolonged sitting can actually increase the risk of diabetes in physically inactive individuals.

08/10​You may develop varicose veins

Sitting for a longer duration of time can put a lot of pressure on your legs. This may lead to the development of varicose veins, a condition which causes swelling or bulging of the veins.

09/10​Anxiety

If your desk job involves sitting in front of a computer or laptop, all day long or any screen-based activity, it can make you feel really anxious by disturbing your sleep cycle.

10/10What can you do?

Thankfully, the solution for these dreadful problems is as simple as getting off the chair, every half an hour and moving for a bit. You can take a walk around the office or work while you are standing. For your neck and back, you should keep stretching after every 30 minutes for 5 minutes to reduces your chances of developing a sore back and neck…

 

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

(Note: This Story has been completely carried over from https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com and apaperboy.com has not edited the content)

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