Did you know that the mere act of sitting can, and does, lead to an early grave? Sitting is probably the most passive activity we engage in on a day to day basis, right next to sleeping, and it is also one of the few activities that is guaranteed to destroy our body — all without us complaining about it. A sore back is the least of your problems if you are stuck at an office job where sitting is mandatory. We decided to look into the facts and show how sitting can actually lead to a variety of health related issues that will end up slowly killing you!
Sitting is terrible for weight management.
It doesn’t take a physical therapist to point out that sitting is just about the least energy emitting action you could take. In fact, when you sit down at your desk your body drops to burning just a single calorie per hour. Consider that your candy bar will have over 100 calories and you can see why this might be problematic. If you are interested in keeping your low cost health insurance then you might want to cut back on the snacks while at your desk, because losing weight is much harder than just keeping it off to begin with. Our advice: avoid the chocolate gift baskets, focus on a weight loss program, and stick to healthy snacks while at your chair.