Is Sitting Down All Day Bad For You?

One question that always haunts us is, Is sitting down all day bad for me? Since work and studies require you to sit down for at least 8 to 10 hours a day in-front of your device, this question is a very common thing to pop in your head.

“It’s not so much that chairs are evil and sitting is really bad for you,” Harvard evolutionary biology professor Dan Lieberman said. “It’s that sitting too much is bad for you if you don’t also exercise.” “But it’s perfectly possible to be a physically active person and still sit for nine or 10 hours a day.”

One thing you can do if you have a desk job or if you sit for 8 to 10 hours a day, is get up frequently. Just take walk around your office or your house, stretch a bit if you can. “The reason for that is that you’re basically turning on your muscles more often,” Lieberman said. “When you turn on your muscles, even if just a little bit, you reduce the amount of fat and sugar in your bloodstream, and your muscles are induced to produce anti-inflammatory molecules.”

Many people and even doctors say that ‘sitting is the new smoking ‘, which as a matter of fact is not at all true. It is perfectly okay to have a desk job if you are exercising properly and engaging in other healthy habits like not smoking, nutritious diet, etc.


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