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Problems associated with sitting for long hours

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There can be a lot of issues with sitting all day which usually happen with people doing desk jobs. Sitting
is comparatively easy from all other tasks hence people prefer doing it for a longer time. But anything
done in excess is harmful and so is sitting. In corporate jobs, people do it for long 8 to 9 hours. This
can be stressful for their minds as well as body. The process of sitting for long hours is resulting in many
diseases, weight gain issues and people are becoming inactive physically. They are burning fewer calories
than people used to do in the past. Therefore they face some challenges in their daily lifestyle which can be fixed
by some nominal changes, let us have a look at them.

1. Chances of killing good cholesterol

There is an enzyme in the body which changes bad cholesterol of body into good cholesterol. It also
breaks down the fat in the body. As soon as we sit that enzyme loses its power and the calorie
burning is subsequently reduced.

2. Muscle Aching

It is nothing unusual that sitting for long hours continuously can make your muscles and body pain
heavily. Though it purely depends on person to the person, people feel their back and waist paining a lot
and it becomes their daily behavior.

3. Obesity struck 3 times more

Obesity has more chances to hit you if you sit for most of the time of your day. Struggling with obesity is
a common problem nowadays. Every third person is dealing with this hence it is better to change your
lifestyle before it is too late.

4. Diseases

The studies say that sitting most of the time can increase your chances of suffering from diseases like
type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases etc.

5. Decreases Life Span

It can be traced that sitting more has decreased the lifespan of many people and sitting less for 2-3
hours in a day can add approximately 2 years to your life.


One should take some measures if he has a job of sitting all day. One should stand in between intervals
to decrease the risk of acquiring diseases and pain in the body. Make workout your daily routine. Take out sometime of your day to exercise regularly. Stretch, stand, walk, and workout to balance your sitting of all day.

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