It is believed that many people sit, study, or work stationary for more than six hours a day and every day. Sitting around all day has both short- and long-term effects on the body, which is very dangerous and leads to the cause of death. all right
- Leg and hip weakness
Sitting all day means you don’t move your legs and hips much. This may make the muscles in the legs and hips atrophy smaller. And weaken and if the hip and leg muscles are not strong enough. The balance was not good enough. And may lead to an accident or injury in the future
Believe it or not, moving your body often. This causes the muscles to release an enzyme molecule called Lipoprotein lipase comes out, which helps manage the fat and sugar in the body from the food we eat. If we sit all day Muscles will release this enzyme less than usual. which causes less fat and sugar metabolism in the body Increase your risk of metabolic syndrome, even if you exercise later. Therefore, it is important to focus on the movement of the body. Get up from your chair during the day too.
- hip and back pain
After the hip and leg muscles have weakened. Hips and back can also be painful from sitting for a long time. The muscles used to bend the hips are shortened. Also, an unergonomic sitting position can hurt your back as well. Improper sitting position will cause spinal compression and result in spinal degeneration. and may be chronic
- Risk of anxiety and depression
It’s unbelievable to believe that sitting all day also affects your mental state. This may be due to a lack of proper exercise. including being able to move the body during the day
- risk of cancer
Studies have shown that sitting for a long time Increased risk of developing certain cancers such as lung, uterine, and colon cancer
- risk of heart disease
Sitting for a long time affects heart health , increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. The study found that people who spent more than 23 hours a week watching TV were 644 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those who spent only 11 hours a week watching TV. The expert further stated that People who sit longer have a 147% higher risk of cardiovascular disease than the general population.
- risk of diabetes
People who sit for a long time, about 112%, have a higher risk of diabetes than normal people. Studies have shown that prolonged sitting increases the risk of insulin resistance. which can lead to diabetes
- risk of varicose veins
Sitting for long periods of time can increase the risk of congestion. which may lead to varicose veins Although in the early stages may still be invisible or do not have any symptoms But in some cases, it can lead to more dangerous conditions like thrombosis.
- Risk of deep vein thrombosis ( Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT)
Deep Vein Thrombosis It is one of the most common types of thromboembolic events in the legs. Caused by some parts of the blood clot breaking out. It may cut off blood flow in parts of the body such as the lungs, which can result in pulmonary embolism (PE), a dangerous condition that occurs suddenly. and risk of immediate death as well (Sitting in a passenger during a long journey are also at risk for this condition.)
- stiff neck and shoulder muscles
When your legs, hips and lower back hurt This can result in shoulder and neck pain as well. Especially when sitting from staring at the computer screen. will cause more frequent neck and shoulder pain
It is recommended that during the day you should get up from your chair to change your posture at least every 1 hour. Go to the bathroom, fill up with water, wash your glasses, walk and talk to others. Walking up and down the stairs, picking up groceries, doing a little housework can reduce your risk of these hazards better than you might think.