How to counteract the dangerous effects of prolonged sitting

Sitting is the new smoking, and working out won’t cut it

Stars Insider

22/10/20 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Tips

It's hard to believe that something as simple and effortless as sitting can be dangerous to your health, but then again all good things must be enjoyed in moderation—and moderation is certainly not the order of today.

With increasing numbers of people working desk jobs from home or attending school online, the amount of time spent sitting also increases. We all know a sedentary lifestyle is bad, but did you know that sitting for extensive amounts of time actually leads to various chronic illnesses and a shorter life expectancy? Even worse, you could be exercising seven or eight hours a week but still suffer the same effects if you're sitting for long periods!

But don't worry: there are various simple, quick, and versatile stretches and techniques you can implement into your daily schedule that can help counteract the detrimental effects of prolonged sitting. Click through to learn more about why it's important, and what you can start doing today.

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