Everybody knows that smoking is bad for your health and can result in serious health problems. However, many people don’t know that the simple activity of sitting can also be hazardous to your health. This may be surprising to many people, but it is one of those unfortunate realities that we must all be aware of.
In fact, scientific studies have shown that sitting for prolonged periods of time can actually result in higher risk for certain types of cancer and even disability later in life. Even more shocking, these studies have shown that even exercising after sitting for long periods of time cannot offset the damage from sitting too much. This is one of those findings that will be very disappointing to many of those people that think they can do whatever they want and make up for it later in life with a little exercise and eating better.
One way to counter the health risks of sitting too much is to take frequent breaks to stand up and move around. Although this seems like a minor inconvenience to many people who spend most of the day off their feet, it is a vital precaution for maintaining long term health. Another great thing to do is just dedicate yourself to living an active lifestyle. Not only will you be healthier, you will great too!
So the next time you find yourself in a marathon session sitting in a chair or on the couch, remember to get up and move once in a while. Your body will thank you!