Sitting For Long Hours: Side Effects

Sitting for extended periods could result to worsen mental health, higher risk for heart attacks and heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, bad cholesterol, and excess belly fat. Sitting for extended periods of time may even reduce your life expectancy.

As we spend more time indoors glued to our many screens and desks, we lose out on something that’s critical for a healthy body and mind: fresh air and sunlight. Not getting enough fresh air can lead to low energy and feelings of mental and physical sluggishness.

We advise and encourage that while aiming to enhance productivity at work or relaxing at home, we should also take out few minutes to walk around, take a break, take our eyes off our many screens and adjust abnormal postures in order to maintain proper wellness.