Health Tips: With the Advent of the internet, jobs have modernised massively over the years. This brought an abundance of desk jobs that require sitting down at a desk for long amounts of time. Not only this, the idea of fun has also been reduced to sitting in front of the television or play station for long periods. Not only this, the act of travelling from one place to the other has also become much more convenient. However, this can be extremely detrimental to our health. Sitting for long periods can even be lethal. Read on to know how this lifestyle might be slowly killing you.
How does sitting down for too long affect your health?
The more you sit down, the less physical activity you involve yourself in. This causes the accumulation of unhealthy fats that leads to obesity. This increases the chances of type 2 diabetes and colorectal, ovarian and endometrial cancers. Moreover, this causes heart problems that lead to cholesterol and blood pressure issues that can elevate easily. Therefore, death comes to you sooner than you would want.
There are ways to reverse the effects of these habits and slowly build a healthy one. The first step to all the solutions is to start getting up and giving your body the movement it deserves. For a lot of us, sitting down is a part of our work. However, some easy steps can help you overcome this and live a healthier and longer life.
Treadmill Work Stations
One of the newer methods that offices are going for is the idea of walking workstations. These stations have a treadmill instead of a chair. Here, one can do their work while walking. This is not only good for the body but also the brain functioning.
Stand in public transport
Instead of sitting in public transport, such as a train or bus, offer the seat to someone else and choose standing instead of sitting. This will not only be good for your health but a sweet gesture to someone else.
Take the stairs
Instead of always opting for elevators or lifts, take the stairs. It will further help heart health and become the cardio for the day
Make activity-oriented plans
When making plans with friends, try to go for activity-oriented plans such as dancing, mountain climbing or sports. These can be not only good for your health but a new experience to share with your loved ones.
In conclusion, these small life changes can bring a lot of drastic changes in the quality of life. Be patient and kind to yourself while doing so.
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