Recent studies showed that prolonged sitting without any form of physical activity could aggravate the risk of developing multiple illnesses. Health experts link it to the lack of physical activity in a day, therefore keeping bodily systems stagnant.
Most people’s lifestyle mainly consists of sitting down, especially for work. Ergotron, a furniture manufacturer, revealed in a survey that 70 percent of American workers do not like sitting but 86 percent of the respondents said they sit all day. The only time they stand is to get food, to which 56 percent of the interviewees admit doing.
Typically, youngsters should have the most active lifestyle among the different age brackets. Nowadays, however, adolescents spend most of their idle time sitting in front of the computer or television or on their phones for long hours.
In a census, Common Sense Media said that teens spend as much as nine hours watching TV. This matter sparked concern among parents regarding how their kids spend their free day.
Because of this alarming trend, healthcare professionals delved deeper into what could happen when an individual spends too much time sitting. They cited illnesses such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, colon cancer, and osteoporosis.
Fitness experts also emphasize that merely sitting shall not hinder one to perform any physical activity. Jimmy Minardi, the founder of Minardi Training, and Jessica Bellofatto of KamaDeva Yoga suggested routines such as chair dips, arm circles, leg extensions, and chest squeezes.
A person could do these while on a chair to incorporate even the least bit of work out in their schedule. These tips could help the body going and enables the system to take a break from idleness.