A Healthier You – DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH PROLONGED SITTING

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HEALTHY TIPS


What’s Your Health Risk?

The average American spends an average of 7.5 hours a day sitting at work. Additionally, the hours of inactivity amount to a whopping 22 hours a day when you factor in time spent watching TV, on the computer, sitting in the car and eating.

Health Risks of Prolonged Sitting

  • Chronic back pain and headaches
  • Weight gain, obesity or diabetes
  • Cardiovascular decay
  • Colon cancer
  • Muscular disorders

Sitting can be risky, but there are alternatives. Those who alternated sitting with standing experienced these benefits:

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