How to reduce the side effects of sitting in front of the computer | Dr Satya Deepa | Health Tips | YOYO TV
Problems sitting for long periods
If you are wondering how exactly sitting for a long time could be killing him slowly, here are six ways how and what you can do to avoid it.
1. Sitting all day causes pain in the body.
You do not need an expert to tell you that sitting at the computer all day can cause aches and pains in the body, such as back pain and headache. Worse still, staring at the computer screen for prolonged periods of time leaves you prone to dry eyes. Dry eyes can lead to lower vision resolution, severe damage to the ball of the eye and poor eyesight. But you already knew that, right?
2. Sitting all day makes you fatter.
A report reveals that when we sit down all day, "the electrical activity in the muscles decreases … leading to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects" that can cause you to gain weight. In other words, being a bed addict makes you fatter, it does not surprise you. What is surprising, however, is that even if you go to the gym or jog on a daily basis, sitting around all day is still bad for you. Exercising is not a panacea, it can not counteract the hours of being sedentary.
3. Sitting all day makes you dumb.
Another study by German scientist Sabine Schaefer, of the Max Plank Institute for Human Development, reinforced the anecdotal evidence that suggests that sitting for long periods of time is not only bad for your body, but also for your mind. The study found that walking increases your energy resources, which you can then invest in thinking and improving the performance of your working memory. It turns out that the opposite is also true. If you sit all day, you can decrease your energy resources, slow down the performance of your working memory and make you dumb. It is a clear case of superior mental performance when you are really physically active.
4. Sitting all day attracts chronic diseases.
The prolonged session can also trigger unhealthy metabolic changes that lead to a large number of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, stroke, kidney stones and certain types of cancer. In fact, statistics show that for every two hours spent sitting in front of the computer or television, the risk of lung cancer increases by 6%, of colon cancer by 8% and of endometrial cancer by 10%. %. Your risk of heart disease increases by up to 64% and you are 18% more likely to die from diabetes when you sit more than 11 hours per day.
5. Sitting all day causes mood disorders.
You might think that sitting in front of your computer all day makes it more productive, but in reality it decreases your productivity. This is because sitting for many hours a day causes fatigue and can trigger mood disorders such as stress and depression. Obviously, a lot of sessions not only ruin your physical and mental well-being, but also your emotional stability.
6. Sitting all day reduces life expectancy.
Researchers Van der Ploeg and his colleagues found that sitting too high increases the risk of 40%, regardless of any other activity that one does. He shaves seven years of quality life by just sitting 11 hours or more per day. In addition, people who sit too long are more likely to die in the next three years than those who do not feel that long. This information backed by science should shock and convince us all to change our lifestyles and combat the deadly "sitting sickness."
The answer to a prolonged session, of course, is to get up from your back as often as possible. Stand at your desk; dance about moving around taking a few round-trip steps; Walk in place for your body to move, blood to flow and your mind to be alert. Take routine breaks between work and move away from the computer. Go do something else for a while. This will help break a day of inactivity and make you wake up, even if only for a few minutes.
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