May 25, 2018

The Dangers of Sitting

We all know that inactivity is dangerous for us in the long term and that if we just sit around all day then it can have a lot of health related risks for us. However, the general perception is that the only really bad thing that happens because of sitting all day is that you tend to gain a bit of weight, when in actuality things can be a lot worse.

Sitting all day long, whether you do it at work or at home, can end up having much more severe effects than just simple weight gain, although that in itself is a pretty bad thing if it happens too often. In this article we will be talking about why you should get up and move more often and what bad things can come off of being lazy and sitting all day.

According to a study done by the University of Minnesota, you are much more likely to develop cardiovascular disease if you are sitting all day long. The study was done by comparing the health of guards who sat all day and those who stood and walked around. While the lifestyles and diets of both groups was more or less similar, the group that sat down all day were a lot more likely to have some sort of cardiovascular disease. Another research claims that getting up and moving about can help prevent dementia later on in life or at least prolong its affects in individuals as they get older. The physical exercise you get during your younger years and throughout your middle aged life can directly affect the advance of dementia and related diseases later on in your life. It is apparent that getting exercise that can help unlock your hip flexors is very important in keeping you healthy.