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You arrive at work as early as you can, say hi and hello to one or two people and go straight to your seat. As if your buttock is glued to the seat, you don’t not stand up until it is close of work. Read on to know the disadvantages of sitting all day:

stiff back sitting

Stiff neck/shoulders

When you start turning and moving your neck like an Agama Lizard, your neck is telling you that you should take a break. This is same with your shoulders.

Deep Vein Thrombosis 

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that develops within a deep vein in the body, usually in the leg. When part of this clot breaks off, it can block the flow of blood to other parts of the body such as your lungs. This can be very dangerous.

Hip problems

Marathon sitting can make the hips become tight and limited in range of motion because they are rarely extended.

It increases your cancer risk

Quite surprising but this is what several types of research reveal. For example, a German meta-analysis concluded that people who sat for the longest period each day were 24 percent more likely to develop colon cancer than those who took breaks.

Poor brain functions

When you sit at your desk for the whole day performing different tasks, you will become saturated and tired. As a result, your brain will be unable to function properly. At this point, you will either be forced to take a break or just sit doing nothing. This is because your brain performance has declined.

Risk of diabetes

According to research, people who sit for too long are more vulnerable to diabetes. Prolong sitting increasing your insulin resistance. If this happens, you may open the floodgate to diabetes.

Written By Damilola Faustino