Today more than the half of the average person’s waking time is spent on SITTING. More or less all kinds of jobs make us sit for 7-8 hours per day, that’s not all we do the same when we are done with work, we sit in front of TV or computers at home as well. “Sitting is so incredibly prevalent that we don’t even question how much we’re doing it. And because everyone else is doing it, it doesn’t even occur to us that it’s not OK.” – Nilofer Merchant “In that way, sitting has become the smoking of our generation.
The FACT is Sitting increases risk of Death up to 40%, sitting 6+ hours per day makes you 40% likelier to die within 15 years than someone who sit less than 3 hours even if you exercise.
That is why it is inevitable to UNDO the harm that SITTING cause to us, in order to live a healthier and long life. Read the following to know HOW you can do that.
30 minutes activity daily
Staying active in the basically only other option to deal with the aftermaths of sitting more than 6 hours every day. According to a 2014 study, “inactivity like sitting at a desk for long periods of time has been linked not only to diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease but also to increased risk of certain cancers.” To avoid all these diseases it is so important that you leave your desk for few minutes.
You can minimize the risks and increase the physical and mental fitness by stretching your body. It will not even bother your work as you can stretch sitting on your chair. You can stretch your neck backward, forward and in rotator motion, stretch your back and arms as well.
5 minute Walk breaks every 30 minutes
Whether your work allows it or not, you have to take walk breaks. Sitting all day is poisonous and harmful to the extent of EARLY death. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine says that, “prolonged sedentary time is independently associated with deleterious health outcomes regardless of physical activity.” That implies you have to move to break the continuous sitting hours.
Correct your posture
How you sit all day matters a lot in how your rest of life will be spent. Sitting in the WRONGE Posture can cause various kinds of pains especially in the backbone and neck.
Take Stairs instead of Elevator
Human body isn’t simply built to sit for long period of time. A hundred years ago, when we were all toiling in the fields and factories, OBESITY WAS NONEXISTANT. But since we can’t exactly run free in the fields till the end of our days we have to help our bodies in other ways. We have to stand up for our right to stand up. There is another smart way that can lead you to better health and longer life, that’s the stairs, taking stairs instead of elevator can compensate some part of all day sitting.