7 Sedentary Life Diseases – Prevention is Mandatory

By The Captain July 6, 2020

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Sedentary Life Diseases – Prevention is Mandatory

Yes, I know, you’ve read everywhere that sedentary lifestyle seriously damages your figure, everyone knows that.  How about the adverse affects it can have on our health – we hear this more and more often from experts. But something that is not discussed enough is that we can even lose our lives … sitting too much on a chair or sofa!

If you spend a lot of time sitting in a chair at the office or on the couch in front of a TV, you may have a sedentary lifestyle. Sedentary people were defined as those expending less than 10% of their daily energy in the performance of moderate – and high-intensity activities.

A lot of studies in the field show that more than four hours a day spent continuously in a chair affects us a lot, even those of us who try to rectify the situation with some movement at the end of the day. “After four hours of sitting down, the body begins to transmit harmful signals,” says Elin Ekblom-Bak, an expert at the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, who further explained that the genes that regulate the amount of glucose and fat in the body they stop working.

If you have identified yourself in the description above, we describe the risks you are exposed to and their harmful long-term effects, which may even affect your lifespan – Sedentary Life Diseases

1. Back pain and sciatic nerve disorders

A study by Pennsylvania State University showed that sitting in a chair for four hours without a break increases the pressure on the discs of the spine in the lumbar region. This can lead to the wear and tear of these discs, their inflammation and the appearance of back pain. Another condition caused by incorrect posture at the office and sedentary lifestyle is lumbosciatica. This can cause unbearable low back pain, which radiates to the buttocks and legs, as compression and inflammation of the sciatic nerve occurs.


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