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If you’re wondering why you are experiencing pain on different parts of your body for sitting too long, here’s some information we discovered and would like to share with you guys 😊
What happens to your body if you’re sitting too long or having a sedentary lifestyle?
Sitting for extended periods affects every body system, starting with our muscles. When sitting at your desk at work or over a phone, we all naturally lean forward towards the screen, straining our necks. "When you sit all day, your hip flexors and hamstrings shorten and tighten, while the muscles that support your spine become weak and stiff," – (Doughlas Lentz)
Not only your muscle is affected, your heart and brain are affected as well!
Heart – The longer we sit, the fewer calories our bodies burn. Because we're not using our muscles, our heart does not have to pump as hard or fast, allowing fatty acids to build up and more easily clog the heart. In fact, people who are very sedentary or sit most of the day are twice as likely to have heart disease than those who are active throughout the day.
Brain - When we move our muscles, our heart pumps fresh, oxygenated blood to the brain. Sitting for an extended period of time slows down all of our body's functions, including brain function.
Here's a few simple tips to fix this. Spare at least 2-5 mins of your time to either walk around your office every hour or walk over to your colleague's desk, chit-chat or gossip maybe? 😆 Try to take the stairs instead of elevators or escalators and walk if the distance is walk-able 😉
Or of course, hit the gym, swim, go for a jog, keep yourself moving!
As a rule of thumb, the more activity, the better.
For more information on this you can click on this link! 😄
Read More: https://www.thelist.com/27422/happens-body-sit-day/?utm_campaign=clip
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