Sitting Too Long For Hours Could Be Dangerous For Your Health, Scientists Explains


Your neck is the next to succumb because it gets too much of work. Your posture deteriorates rapidly causing it further distress and God forbid if you slump, slouch, walk with a hunch or carry a big bag everyday to work and back.


2. Disk damage

Your knees particularly, have a disk called a patella which helps move them. Similar disks are found in other parts of your body too. Joints need them to help in movement.

When you get up from your chair after a long day at work, you hear cracking noises up your spine and in your knees, don’t you?

It’s these disks getting back into position.


3. Atlas vertebra

That’s the vertebra that holds your cranium up. That’s what keeps your head in the position it stays in.

Keep doing that nine hours a day and you will face issues.


4. Ball and socket joint issues

Example your hips and shoulders. They will lose their all-over flexibility and moving abilities.

They will face more friction because that’s what happens when you don’t use a machine too often.


5. Brain

Believe it or not, when you work out your body just utilizes more energy as a whole. And 20% of all energy is taken by the brain.

So there might be, contrary to popular belief, a correlation between muscle power and brain power.

When you don’t use your muscles much, your body reduces its oxygen intake as a whole.

The brain suffers the most in the process as you sit and sit and sit some more.

Also, there is something called brain fog that you might have noticed. This is the slight slowing of brain function after a long day sitting, staring at the screen.


6. Swayback

This is something serious and most common among corporate employees. This is an unnatural overextension of the spine.

Moreover flexibility is lost over time as the abs have literally no work to do. They lose their natural tendency to contract and relax.

This makes it difficult to do a number of things, among them having sex; we all know it is quite the physical activity. If your body isn’t prepared you might hurt yourself doing the dance with no pants.


7. Pancreatic function

Increases way too much than it should. This is because cells not working do not use insulin. But the pancreas do not take no for an answer. They keep on pumping.

This can cause insulin tolerance.


8. Muscle degeneration

When muscles do not get enough work, lactic acid accumulation happens rapidly in the cells. This causes not only acute or chronic pain, but in the long run also causes degeneration of muscle cells which wither away thanks to inactivity.


9. Loose abs

Believe it or not but your abs hold your upper body up. Continued sitting at one place makes them soft and mushy.

This is what causes the swayback of the arch of the spine.


10. Colon cancer

Yes, you read that right. Studies have linked bad posture and inactivity with higher probability of colon cancer. This is probably because of the free radicals that accumulate in the body thanks to inactivity.