The reason most of us go to a college is that we can learn some skill, get a good education and acquire a good paying job. Everyone wants a decent desk job instead of doing some manual labor or working outdoors. It turns out that sitting all day on a chair is just as bad as being on your feet doing work. According to Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative, he said,
“Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV, and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death.”
We are aware of a lot of dangerous diseases such as cancer, viruses, HIV, pulmonary diseases, respiratory infections, stroke, heart disease and a lot more. And we try our best to prevent them from happening, but we didn’t know that there’s something more dangerous, something which we do everyday for hours, something which is far more lethal than smoking.
Nowadays, almost every job is a desk job, it requires seven or more hours a day of sitting down, working on the computer. Even those people who are not working spend most of their time on their computer. Many people are unaware of the fact that how this too much sitting is affecting our bodies in the ways we can’t even imagine.
Take any profession whether it’s accounting, animation, computer programming, photo-editing, blogging, writing, and other types of desk jobs, once you get started with your work, it’s already hours before you realize it. You stay in one position for a long time everyday. We know that sitting continuously is not good for our health, but we still do it. Watch the video below and see for yourself how disastrous too much sitting can be.
Take a look at this informative video of AsapSCIENCE! Here’s what’s happening to your body when you spend too much of your sitting in a chair.
Don’t lie to yourself. Don’t tell yourself I don’t sit for hours. Surely you take a small break, get up for a few mins, grab a bite, drink water or take a leak. But even after all that, you’re continuously sitting in your chair for 1-2 hours continuously, 8-9 hours a day, then imagine for yourself! Just five minutes break after an hour won’t do the job, you have to take 10-15 minutes after every 45-60 minutes. Start working out, do Yoga, eat healthy, not junk food. There are many exercises you can do at work.