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Risks of Being Sedentary


Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/29/2014 -- Physicians and health experts spend a lot of time telling the public how important movement and physical activity is. We focus on the positives and benefits of the activity, and yet find that aside from knowing that information many members of the public remain sedentary. Perhaps this is because they don’t know the true damages that sitting and relaxing too much can cause to our bodies.

Blood flow becomes sluggish and muscles burn fewer calories during long periods of sedentary activity, especially sitting, which means that fatty acids are given more room to clog arteries. This can lead to heart disease, high cholesterol, and a more active pancreas which could lead to type 2 diabetes.

In addition to these changes, muscle deterioration and degeneration can wreak havoc on the spine and cause pain that will steadily become worse over time. Sedentary jobs and lifestyles can increase the pain from underlying issues in the neck, hips, and back, which can lead to less activity and thus more health problems later on.

To combat these issues, a person can purchase an exercise ball to sit on at work for encouragement of better posture and more movement throughout the day. This also works the abdominal muscles and other ligaments that encourage balance as well. In addition to this, those in sedentary jobs can take small steps to become more active at work as well as in their personal lives. Walking to visit a co-worker instead of making a call or sending an e-mail will improve blood flow and encourage wakefulness and alertness which can make a person better at their job.

Activity not only benefits us health wise, but more productive workers and better functioning work environments. As attitudes shift towards a healthier society, not only should we be aware of the benefits activity can have, but we should also be advised of the risks a sedentary lifestyle offers us as well.

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