Stand up! Sitting too much has its dangers

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The Dangers Of Sitting

Like they say don’t take too many sweets, it will hurt your teeth, this same advice applies to how you sit. As much as sitting is one of the common ways to be comfortable during the day, sitting too much or sitting wrong can ultimately affect us.

If you don’t believe, then read this article to confirm your doubts.

Sitting is an action that consumes less energy and, it leads to a lot of health issues. It causes health issues such as high blood sugar, high blood pressure, and weight gain.

Sitting has effects on mental health as well. It has been confirmed that long hours of sitting leads to anxiety and depression.

To reduce the dangers of sitting, you can try a few of these steps:

  • Stand up and move around every 30 minutes after sitting.
  • Take a walk with your colleagues during lunch hours at work.
  • Use a chair with a backrest and headrest to prevent body pain.
  • Make sure you sit down the right way.


Sitting isn’t dangerous to your health in any way. Sitting is only dangerous when done for a long period and when you are sitting in the wrong way.

About the Author: Esther Ilori

Esther Ilori has been a content writer since 2017 and she currently works as a digital marketing manager at WayMaker Digital. She brings her years of experience to her current role where she is dedicated to educating and inspiring the world on how to effectively use content writing and digital marketing in various companies, careers and to achieve various goals. Links to her published articles can be found here. You can find Esther on LinkedInInstagramFacebook, or Twitter.


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