The Health Hazards of Sitting
External and Internal Damage Caused By Sitting Too Long
Sitting for 8 hours or more a day is not something the human body is used to. The negative effects range from blood flow to spinal troubles. Blood flow slows when you sit, increasing the risk of high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. A study done in 2011 found a decline in insulin response after just one day of sitting! Numerous types of cancers can appear in various organs as a side effect of sitting for 8 hours or more a day. With the rise of stationary jobs, physical activity is more important than ever to fight this deadly sitting disease.
One Neglected Part of the Body Affects Everything
As an effect of sitting, muscles will begin to slow down and not work properly. When muscles don’t get used for a certain amount of time day after day, they begin to break down – anywhere from your glutes becoming weaker and affecting your stride, all the way to brain functions. When your muscles aren’t being used, less blood is being pumped through the body, creating a “foggy brain” effect. Everything in the body is connected, making it very important to move throughout the day.
Simply sitting without proper form can cause years of damage down the road. Sitting hunched over is not just bad for your spine, it also causes your abs to weaken. Being constantly slouched over forces your spine to continually exaggerate an unnatural position. ExerClock customizes programs which ensure you and your workers won’t have the same health problems of over half the working population.
Movement and Stretching Is Key
If one muscle or part of your body is strained in an unnatural position, another part will get over-corrected, causing pain and discomfort. The best way to counter this is by doing regular movement and stretching, which is exactly what our programs offer. ExerClock is all about guaranteeing your body is never neglected while you get the job done.