Is Sitting Bad for You?

Lovella Wehye

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“Sitting is the new smoking”

The average person sits about 13 hours a day, and it doesn’t help when modern technology is enabling us to do so. Experts say that sitting when you need to take a little break is okay, but sitting for hours on end is very harmful for your health. They stated that sitting decreases muscle movement, mainly in the legs and back. Muscles do more than just help you move, they also help regulate blood throughout the body and remove harmful substances.

For some people, sitting is their forte, so they have figure out ideas to help reverse the harmful effects. It is recommended to exercise at least 60 minutes a day, most of the time activities with higher levels of intensity. Studies have also shown that standing up and walking around every 30 minutes also helps to keep the negative effects down. As long as you sit no more than thirty minutes at a time you will be fine.

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