Sedentary lifestyle is a global health problem
A sedentary lifestyle can make us a sitting duck for a host of diseases.
On an average day, it is a norm to sit down for most of the time when we are awake. We are tied to our desks when we are working. We sit for the meetings. We also sit while commuting. We take the weight off our feet while relaxing at home. We slouch in front of our computer screen. We sit while watching TV.
But, just as standing for too long can get us tired, sitting for prolonged periods ‘can damage our body.
Studies indicate that when we sit for long periods, our blood circulation is constricted. It can cause the blood to clot in the legs and prevent it from effectively flowing to the heart, which is a precursor to cardiovascular problems.