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Long sitting hours: Slow death

Inactivity raises obesity risk, causes muscle stiffness, bone deterioration, heart disease etc

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Sep 20 2016 2:05PM | Updated Date: Sep 20 2016 2:05PM

Long sitting hours: Slow death
Most of the jobs today demand for long sitting hours and there is no escape from it. These jobs might offer good money but leave bad effects on your health. 
 
While doctors say inactivity raises obesity risk, causes muscle stiffness, bone deterioration, heart disease, vein-thrombosis, there is a lot more to it. 
 
Long inactivity may make you overweight subsequently increasing the risk of heart attacks. It may increase the risk by 54 per cent.
 
Apart from causing diabetes, it may push up glucose levels and is a potential trigger for diabetes.
 
Many of us often complain about back pains, here is the culprit. Long sitting may also deteriorates spine. Related to that, it also causes spondylitis and muscle degeneration. 
 
It has mental effects also as those who sit for long are also cut off emotionally from others. Inactivity reduces motivation levels and can leave you feeling dull and listless.
 
The best way to avoid these problems, as the doctors say is to exercise.