Why is sitting for long periods harmful to health?
Wessam Khraisat 1 year ago
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Why is sitting for long periods harmful to health?

Due to the advanced lifestyle that prevails in the world these days, the decline in physical activity rates has become noticeable to a large extent. And because this has many harms that are reflected in human health, we will direct in this article some of those risks that will be reflected in the person and his health due to lack of physical activity and sitting for long periods.

What are the risks of sitting for long periods of time on human health?

1. Bad for the heart:

Some studies took two samples of people, in the first group people had their own cars, and in the second group they used public transportation or resorted to walking, and people in the two groups were similar in lifestyle in terms of food and nature of work, so double rates of heart disease appeared in people in the first group.

2. It may be the cause of the end of your life:

You may be at risk of death when exposed to any cause if you are one of the people who sit for long periods, this percentage may decrease if you do some exercises or go to the gym, but you also have to reduce the lifestyle of physical inactivity.

3. You will be more prone to dementia:

Sitting for long periods of time can put your brain at risk of becoming like the brain of people with dementia. Your lack of physical activity also increases other diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol level. Your movement throughout the day, even in a small way, may contribute to reducing your risk of developing such chronic diseases even more than exercise may do.

4. Get used to being lazy:

Contrary to the desired result of a lot of sitting and lack of activity, you will not store that huge amount of energy to do important things and work, but rather you will become lazy and less able to accomplish work. Also, your exercise, even if you double the duration of exercise to 7 hours per week, higher than the desired rate per week (2-3) hours, the result caused by the lack of physical activity will make your increase in effort useless. So you should probably try to move in periods spread out throughout the day.

5. It will put you on the list of eligible people for diabetes:

If you sit all day then you are definitely at risk of developing diabetes, and it is not because you do not burn calories, but rather it is a reflection of your lack of physical activity. Doctors may explain this by changing your body's mechanism of insulin secretion (the hormone responsible for regulating blood sugar).

6. Vein clots:

Lack of physical activity and a lot of sitting may cause clots in the feet. It can cause serious complications if the clot travels with the blood and reaches the lung. One of the symptoms is swelling and pain, but most people do not show symptoms, so you should avoid sitting for long periods.

7. Weight Gain:

If you are one of the people who like to watch TV for long periods of time or even follow social networking sites and the Internet for long periods of time, then you should prepare for weight gain and obesity. Your daily exercise may contribute to reducing obesity, but it cannot make that difference because of your retreat in front of the TV screen.

The problems of inactivity are not limited to what I mentioned in this article but extend to your mood and your entire life, so try to create a permanent movement in your life to be healthy in the long run.

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