Prolonged sitting - Health risks

In this modern world people are working hours and hours sitting in their seats. It sounds cool and happy to work relaxed in sitting position but on long-standing it may cause many problems.Just take a look of the problems we can from prolonged sitting :

1.Deep vein thrombosis :Small blood clots may appear in legs called as Deep vein thrombosis.Swelling and pain occurs in legs ,feet and ankles.

2.Obesity : Working in sitting position do not burn calories that lead to gaining weight in turn results in obesity.

3.Muscle weakness and Joint tights : People cannot maintain correct posture in prolonged sitting thus causes muscle weakness and joint stiffness which in turn leads to back pain,neck pain and body pains.

4.Knee pain : In sitting posture the angle formed near the knee is 90o. This angulation may cause knee pain and swelling.

5.Neck problems :Especially in cases of computer usage neck problems are common along with pain in fingers.

6.Diabetes : In sitting position body does not need much blood sugars.So the sugar levels in blood rises which gradually may lead to type -2 Diabetes.

7.Cholesterol : Prolonged sitting reduces the enzyme activity level to 90%. So conversion of fats into enzymes reduces and increases the cholesterol levels in body.

8.Slow metabolism : Lack of movement reduces metabolic rate of the body.

9.Herniated disc : Human body is not designed for prolonged sitting.So it generates heavy weight on spinal cord and hip bones and causes injuries.The disc dislocates and causes severe back pain.

10.Heart diseases : Prolonged sitting increases the risk of heart diseases also.

prolonged sitting risks
prolonged sitting risks

What to do for Safety:-

1. Work out or exercise twice daily.

2.Walk atleast 10 feet for every one hour.

3.Stretch your muscles and slight movement of your body for every 2 hours.

4.Take back rest and support while working.

5.Try to maintain correct sitting posture.

correct sitting posture
correct sitting posture

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ShyeAnne 5 years ago from Deep Bay, British Columbia, Canada

Good Advice!


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swathi180 5 years ago Author

thanks ShyeAnne


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Great advice! This is especially true for writers. :)


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Greats tips. As a writer who has to sit for long periods of time, I know what you mean! It's wise to invest in a good chair :)


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swathi180 5 years ago Author

ya its wise to invest in a good chair but follow safety measures also :-)

thanks for stopping by and commenting Green lotus


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Wonderful Hub, and thank you for sharing all these nice ideas I hope to use. God Bless You.


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swathi180 5 years ago Author

thanks for commenting.God Bless you too stars439


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TattooKitty 5 years ago from Hawaii

Your hub made me sit up straight...LOL!! Thanks for the reminder on how important it is to take care of your back!


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swathi180 5 years ago Author

Hmmmm.....:-) Thanks TattooKitty

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