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Detriment of Sitting

Sitting on ball

Ever wonder why you feel sluggish, stiff, and possibly unhealthy after sitting for long periods.  This article and graphic describes in detail the different systems that are affected by sitting too long.

This is what sitting too long does to your body; Courtesy: Power of Positivity

Detriment of Sitting

Take time to read the article and look at the diagram.

Tips for if sitting when sitting is necessary:

  • Stand up and/or walk around every 30 minutes.
  • Sit up tall with good posture.  If you can, sit on an exercise ball.  It is very difficulty to maintain poor posture when sitting on a ball.
  • Stretch and move.  Hip flexors get tight and the back gets stiff.  Make sure they get moving if you have been sitting for several hours.
  • If you have the ability to do so, get a desk that will allow you to switch back and forth between sitting and standing.

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