We spend, on average, almost nine hours a day sat down – and that’s not taking into account the eight hours a night we’re lying down, asleep.
Our bodies are designed to move – We are made up of 360 joints and over 700 muscles that move your skeleton. Our vascular and nervous system depend on movement to function.
Back And Shoulders – The average person is not able to sit down for more than three minutes without falling into a slumped or ‘slouched’ posture.
Legs And Hips – Sitting down for long periods can “lead to muscle atrophy in the leg and gluteal areas, where the muscles weaken and waste away
Heart And Cardiovascular System -Humans are built to stand up – and our heart and cardiovascular system work more effectively this way
Lungs – When you sit down all day, you also reduce the amount of oxygen entering your body
Brain -Sitting down can limit the fresh blood and oxygen going to the brain, meaning it can decrease levels of our ‘feel-good’ hormones, endorphins, and slow your brain function
-Stand up when talking on the phone.
:: Set a timer on your phone for 30 minutes and stand up from your desk and walk around for a minute or two.
:: Have standing or walking meetings.
:: Learn to improve your seating posture. “The better you sit, the less the effects on your spine, ribcage and lungs,” he explained.
:: Invest in a standing desk
For further details see the article published at the following page:
What Sitting All Day Does To Your Body – And How To Counteract It – https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk