You are probably sitting almost your whole day, especially if your workplace is an office where you have to sit down constantly. Actually, there is a big chance that you are sitting right now.
However, that is not the worst thing. The worst thing is that you are probably not doing anything about it and it is really bad for your health, for your posture and muscularity. Also, it is connected to the mental status and it can tell us how active you are throughout the day. If your job is forcing you to sit down, you need to at least change your sitting pose. Don’t be all bent up on your back because it might harm you and inflict a serious chronic disease.
According to the research published by the World Health Organization, sitting down is number four on the list as a cause for premature death. These rates are taken throughout the whole world.
Because sitting can increase the risks of getting a terrible disease or simply dying at an early age, you need to become more physically active. Exercising comes with numerous benefits that can reduce the damage that comes from your sitting pose.
According to another study posted in the Annals of Internal Medicine, there are numerous disadvantages and deadly risks that come from sitting. The study shows that sitting can inflict these negative effects:
- Death from any health issue
- Birth of cancer and dying
- Birth of a cardiovascular disease and dying
- Inflicting a Type 2 Diabetes
The British Medical Journal claims that an average person sits from nine to 10 hours per day. You can reduce these risks even if you work out at least for half an hour per day at least 4 times per week. The most important thing is to be physically active and to fix your sitting pose. You can even try a standing desk which can be a significant help for you. If you work at a sitting desk, try to stand up at least a several times from time to time.
How to reduce sitting
- Include active tasks throughout the day in order to stand up
- Offer a walk to a colleague or ask him to walk and talk
- Remind yourself of the reason why you shouldn’t sit
- Put boundaries on your sitting
- Every hour, try to spend several minutes stretching
- Check the time in order to see how long you have been sitting
- Make an alarm to remind yourself to stand up
Your heart is getting attacked from every side. For instance, you probably eat junk food, you receive toxins from the environment, you may smoke or drink alcohol. You need to protect your body and try to avoid the things that are possible to be avoided.
For example, you can practice standing up more often, you can start a healthy diet and you can exercise. That will surely improve your overall health. Try to be more positive and improve your mood. Consume water and try to get out for air and to feel the sun on your skin. It is also important that you try and sleep at least 8 hours.
You don’t have to start everything at once. You can take it step by step, every day a different thing. This will change your life, and it will direct it in the right path.
Many people are not that worried about their health until something finally happens to them and they need to get the hard way out. You just need to get out of your comfort zone and start doing things that your body will highly appreciate. Start by choosing your food more carefully and start putting effort into exercising.
Protect your body and reduce the risks of having a stressed life!