Why is Sitting So Bad for Your Health, And What Can You Do About It?

Sitting for extended periods of time has been linked to chronic health problems, such as heart disease, weight gain, diabetes, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If you live a sedentary lifestyle or have a job that requires a lot of sitting (like truck driving, office jobs, etc.) then you are at increased risks for these health problems.

Fortunately, getting daily activity that combats these negative effects are easier than you might think. The rest of this article outlines the risks of sitting too much and what you can do about it. 

Why Is Sitting So Bad for Your Health? 

There have been numerous medical studies that are unanimous when it comes to the negative effects extended sitting has on our health:

How Much Sitting is Too Much?

According to JustStand.org, risk of the aforementioned health effects falls into four categories: 

What If My Career Requires Me To Sit for Long Stretches of Time?

Some helpful tips to break the monotony of long periods of sitting are as follows: 

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