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How long sitting can shorten your life

You may often hear people say, “I’m killing me when I’m sitting.” This phrase seems to be spoken more recently, thanks to the busy schedule of people. I think 75% of people do desk work that requires them to sit in a chair for at least 8-10 hours a day, if not more. It’s no wonder that employees of most companies complain about pain and pain.

Sitting for long periods of time can be as dangerous as smoking. Most people sit on their workstations and have no other activity than staring at the computer. On average, 10 hours a day is spent at the work desk compared to 7 hours of sleep. Sitting is so popular and popular that we don’t even wonder how much we’re doing it.

Excessive sitting, defined as 9-10 hours a day, is called fatal activity. Dry eye? Your eyes are not designed to focus or move repeatedly on your computer screen. Weight gain? Most sitting work is stressful, and when stressed, the body is flooded with the stress hormone cortisol, and you want foods high in carbohydrates, sugar, and fat. You may not notice that this is parked at your desk, but it all goes into your body.

Sitting work will lead you to a shorter life. Sitting all day doubles the risk of diabetes and heart attack. Some studies have shown that there are differences in health outcomes between the most sedentary and most sedentary workers. Those who spent the most time sitting were at increased risk of diabetes. The risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke was increased in most sedentary workers.

How sitting for a long time affects your health

  • If you sit in the same sitting position for a long time, it will affect your body’s blood circulation.
  • Increased risk of diabetes and heart disease
  • Causes eye strain
  • Causes back and neck muscle fatigue
  • Reduces heart and lung efficiency
  • Leads to back and joint pain
  • Responsible for digestive problems

How can I continue working at work?

  • Take small breaks and frequent breaks
  • Avoid the elevator and use the stairs
  • Eat lunch and go for a short walk post
  • Rinse your eyes with water when taking a break
  • Try exercising your neck by moving your neck back and forth
  • Change sitting position frequently
  • Adjust the chair correctly to improve your posture and sit comfortably
  • Try some simple office workouts

We hope this article will help you understand how sitting for long periods of time can affect your health. Take a short break and try to avoid it by becoming active! If you feel pain, here are some things you can do to avoid further injuries: https://goqii.com/blog/prevent-injuries-at-work/

See Healthy Reads for tips on how to lead a healthier lifestyle. You can also get more tips for being active directly from GOQiiCoach by signing up for Personalized HealthCoaching at https://goqiiapp.page.link/bsr.

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