According to Mayo Clinic, any extended sitting — such as at a desk, behind a wheel or in front of a screen — can be harmful.
But based on multiple studies, the answer to the above is still up for debate!
However, it seems clear that less sitting and more moving overall contribute to better health.
According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, back pain is one of the American’s most common health problems, with 1 out of 4 people experiencing back pain 1 day out of every 3 months. More pressure is applied through your low back when you sit versus stand.
You might start by simply standing rather than sitting when you have the chance or finding ways to walk while you work.
The impact of movement — even leisurely movement — can be profound. For starters, you'll burn more calories. This might lead to weight loss and increased energy. Also, physical activity helps maintain muscle tone, your ability to move and your mental well-being.
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