Does your job require you to sit in a chair for more than six hours per day? Or maybe you spend a lot of time in your car on a daily basis? What about the habit of parking on the couch in front of the TV for a few hours before you go to bed?
ARE YOU EVEN AWARE OF YOUR SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE?
We all know that a sitting for a long time every day is quite destructive to our health, but it seems we don’t take this very seriously. Research shows that sitting for an extended period of time can lead to a great number of health problems over the course of time, some of them being obesity, metabolic disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, a painful variety of back problems and osteoporosis. Now that sounds pretty serious, right?
When you move around or at least sit up straight, your abdominal muscles make effort to keep you upright, but when you slump in a chair, they are pretty much unexploited and being in that condition for a long time will take it’s toll. On the other hand, repeated periods of extended sitting put the hip flexors in a tightened, shortened position, leading to them becoming overworked and stiff over the course of time – and at the same time, the hip extensors are constantly being lengthened and weakened.
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