Can Sitting Take Years Off Your Life?

Can Sitting Take Years Off Your Life?

The short answer is yes. Sitting for long periods of time can be harmful for the body and cannot be undone by exercising.

Risks of sitting 3 hours or more a day

* Organ damage
*Posture Problems
* Muscle Degeneration
* Weak Bones
*Increased risk of cancer and diabetes
* Slowed metabolism
* Weakened immune system

Combat the damage

– Get up and walk around for a couple minutes mins every hour
– Stretch while at the desk or couch
– Set up office so you have to get up and move
– Take standing breaks
– Walk during lunch break or instead of watching TV
– Invest in a standing desk
– Purchase a pedometer that will encourage you to move each hour (Fitbit and Apple watch)

For more information check out these articles below:

Mercola Article – Here’s what sitting too long does to your body
https://www.google.com/amp/s/fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2015/05/08/amp/sitting-too-long.aspx

CNN Article – Sitting for hours can shave years off your life
http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/06/24/sitting.shorten.life/index.html

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