Original Article : The Dangers of Sitting Too Much at Work
by : LFI-Labs
From : lfi-labs.com
There’s an epidemic washing over our nation and it’s affecting millions of Americans each day. It’s lying in wait to ambush unsuspecting victims while increasing the risk of heart disease and cancer. It’s breaking down bones, muscles and joints and impeding nervous systems, clouding the ability to think clearly and causing pain.
What is it? It’s sitting. And it’s more dangerous than you might think.
Why sitting all day is bad.
According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, prolonged sedentary time (sitting) is associated with deleterious health outcomes regardless of physical activity. 1 That means even your hour of daily exercise won’t help if you average more time sitting than standing. And the World Health Organization (WHO) agrees, listing physical inactivity as the fourth leading risk factor for death globally. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 3.2 million people die each year as a result of sedentary lifestyles.