You need to take care of your health and for doing that you need to get rid of the habits that are harmful for your health. Smoking is one such habit. Smoking causes so many health problems that you should never try smoking. People who have been smoking for some time, even chain smokers, try to give up on smoking so that they don’t have to give up on life. There are many promotions and awareness drives happening to make people understand the bad effects of smoking. That’s a very good thing.

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But

Do you know that sitting is the new smoking?

You probably sit for 8 to 10 hours every day. If you go to an office are you have a Home Office, you tend to sit for 8 to 10 hours every day. That’s a very bad habit. When is it for such a prolonged time every day, it has bad effects on your health similar to smoking.

The problems that sitting for a prolonged duration can cause-

  1. Low energy expenditure
  2. Slower metabolism
  3. Compromised posture
  4. Back and spine injuries
  5. Reduced social skills
  6. Loneliness or depression
  7. Chronic Pain
  8. Rheumatic disorders
  9. Obesity
  10. Diabetes
  11. Cancer
  12. Your risk of heart disease has increased by up to 64%

 

How do you fight it? Stand and walk. Take a break and get up from your chair. Walk in your office. Get a standing desk. We will cover more about what you can do in another post.

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