Sitting for prolonged period is the reason for many physical problems as well as psychological problem. Following are the problem you might face if you are sitting for longer time.
- Take care of your heart
Yes! You are at risk of heart disease if you are sitting long at a time. Decrease in heart functioning is very obvious with the people who sit more. Scientists first noticed something was up in a study that compared two similar groups: transit drivers, who sit most of the day, and conductors or guards, who don’t. Though their diets and lifestyles were a lot alike, those that sat were about twice as likely to get heart disease as those that stood.
- It invites early death
You may die early due to any cause if you sit at stretch. Skipping regular exercises and having bad food habits are predispositions to such problems.
- Welcomes Diabetes
You read it right. No naps from sitting increases risk of diabetes. You’re more likely to have it, too, if you sit all day. And it isn’t only because you burn fewer calories. It’s the actual sitting that seems to do it. It isn’t clear why, but doctors think sitting may change the way your body reacts to insulin, the hormone that helps it burn sugar and carbs for energy.
- Enhances memory loss and/or reduces thinking capabilities
A term Dementia which represents memory loss/reduced thinking skills those are severe enough to decline a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Sitting also raises your risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, which all play a role in the condition.
- You could get Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a clot that forms in your leg, often because you sit still for too long. It can be serious if the clot breaks free and lodges in your lung. You might notice swelling and pain, but some people have no symptoms. That’s why it’s a good idea to break up long sitting sessions.
- Likelihood of obesity
Watch a lot of TV? Surf the web for hours on end? You’re more likely to be overweight or obese. If you exercise every day, that’s good, but it won’t make a huge dent in extra weight you gain as a result of too much screen time.
- It wrecks your back
If you are sitting more hours a day then your back is at risk. It weakens your back muscles and increases load over lumbar spine. It’s even worse if you slouch. Look for an ergonomic chair — that means it’ll be the right height and support your back in the proper spots. But remember: No matter how comfortable you get, your back still won’t like a long sitting session. Get up and move around for a minute or two every half hour to keep your spine in line.
- It leads to varicose veins
Sit for too long and blood can pool in your legs. This puts added pressure in your veins. They could swell, twist, or bulge — what doctors call varicose veins. You may also see spider veins, bundles of broken blood vessels nearby. They usually aren’t serious, but they can ache. Your doctor can tell you about treatment options if you need them.