Here are eight potentially harmful consequences of sitting for long periods of time.

If you pride yourself on sitting in your office chair all day and tapping on your laptop to complete on time, you may want to reconsider. Know these 8 reasons why sitting all day is bad for your health if your job needs it.

Long-term sitting causes heart disease. When we sit, our body burns less fat, thus fatty acids may build in our arteries.

Sitting for long periods of time is the root cause of many types of chronic pain, including those in the back, neck, shoulders, and hips.

Seated for long periods of time not only harms your posture but also strains your back. On top of that, bad posture syndrome can set in if you're the type of person who slouches for long periods of time when working on a computer.

Don't be surprised—prolonged sitting hurts your body and brain. According to University of California, Los Angeles research, a sedentary lifestyle, which entails sitting for lengthy periods, can weaken a brain area essential for memory development.

Without a doubt, this is the case. Remaining sedentary for an extended period of time can be a significant contributor to weight gain. This is because inactivity is a leading cause of obesity, to the point where it becomes a vicious cycle.

Active people are less likely to get diabetes than inactive ones. A Norwegian University of Science and Technology follow-up on the HUNT study found that extended sitting can raise diabetes risk in sedentary people.

Sitting for lengthy periods might strain your legs. Varicose veins, which induce vein swelling, may result.

Your desk job may require sitting in front of a computer or laptop all day, which can disrupt your sleep pattern and cause anxiety.

Thankfully, getting up every 30 minutes and moving can fix these terrible issues. You may stand and work or walk about the workplace. To avoid back and neck pain, stretch every 30 minutes for 5 minutes.

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