The Health Hazard of Sitting

This is an excellent article, published in The Washington Post, Health & Science section.   

We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult?

Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe.

The full article can be read by using this link:  http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/national/the-health-hazards-of-sitting/750/

 In summary though, the following points are covered in the article:

Potential Organ Damage

 

Potential Muscle Degeneration

  • Heart Disease
  • Overproductive pancreas
  • Colon cancer
 
  • Abs
  • Hips
  • Glutes

Potential Head & Shoulder Issues

 

Potential Leg Disorders

  • Reduction in brain activity
  • Strained neck
  • Sore shoulders and back
 
  • Poor circultion
  • Bone issues

Potential Back Issues

 

Recommendations

  • Inflexible spine
  • Disk damage
 
  • Sitting
  • Stretching
  • Walking
  • Yoga

The Health Hazards Of Sitting