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Health Tips: One has to sit for hours due to work, take these measures immediately, otherwise you will get into big trouble.

Sitting for long periods of time can have negative effects on our health in many ways. It is associated with a higher risk of weight problems, heart problems and muscle stiffness. Our bodies are designed for movement and when we sit too much, our metabolism doesn’t function well. This can cause us to gain weight and potentially lead to related health problems. Sitting continuously can also spoil our posture, which can cause back and neck pain.

gaining weight

Sitting for a long time can increase body weight because it reduces the metabolic rate. Combat this by doing regular physical activities like brisk walks or simple exercises you can do at your desk.

heart problems

Sitting for a long time increases the chances of heart problems like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. To combat this, take some time to stand and stretch and incorporate exercises like jogging or biking into your daily routine. Aim to exercise at least 150 minutes at a moderate pace weekly.

muscle problems

Sitting for long periods of time can cause stiffness in your muscles, especially around the neck, shoulders and back. Regular stretching can help reduce these problems. Activities like yoga or Pilates can be beneficial and it is wise to change your sitting position frequently and check whether your work environment is conducive to your posture.

Risk of type 2 diabetes

A sedentary lifestyle can reduce insulin sensitivity, increasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Interrupt your periods of sitting with short walks and maintain a diet that helps control your blood sugar.

mental health concerns

Prolonged inactivity is linked to an increased likelihood of experiencing mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. To support your mental health, take breaks throughout the day to rest or take a walk, and make time for activities and social engagements that bring you joy.

decreased energy levels

Sitting for too long can make you feel more tired. To deal with this, include short breaks in your day to refresh both body and mind. A few minutes of stretching or a brisk walk can increase your energy to a great extent.


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