More than half of us spend over six hours sitting down each and every day especially during this COVID-19 pandemic where most of our activities are indoors, and a widening rear end isn’t the only result. Sitting actually can have many short- and long-term effects on your health and body, making this seemingly benign activity to be potentially deadly.
If you stand or even move around a little bit during the day, you have a lower risk of early death than if you sitting down. If you live a sedentary lifestyle, you have a higher chance of being overweight, developing type 2 diabetes or heart disease, and experiencing depression and anxiety. That is not all, because there are so many health risks of it.
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Humans are built to stand upright. Your heart and cardiovascular system work more effectively that way. Your bowel also functions more efficiently when you are upright. It is common for people who are bedridden in hospitals to experience problems with their bowel function. When you are physically active throughout your lifestyle, on the other hand, your overall energy levels and endurance improve, and also your bones could maintain their own strength.
Research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns. They include obesity and a cluster of conditions such as increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and also abnormal cholesterol levels that make up metabolic syndrome. There are actually so dangerous risks to be faced in life.
For information, low risk indicates sitting less than 4 hours per day. Medium risk indicates sitting 4 to 8 hours per day. High risk indicates sitting 8 to 11 hours per day. Very high risk indicates sitting more than 11 hours per day.
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