Do Not Sit for Too Long!

Author: FITivate | Published date: June 18, 2021 | Category: Medical

Assuming a seated posture over a prolonged time may induce

- Strained Neck and Shoulders

- Poor circulation to legs leading to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) – clot formed in the legs

- Varicose Veins in the legs (bulging veins)

- Back pain – position stresses the back and spine.

- Risk of Herniated lumbar Disc (slipped disc)

- Reduction in spinal flexibility

- Weakened musculoskeletal structure : tightened hips, weakened core and glutes

- Lower metabolic rates leading to obesity

What you should do if you are needed to sit too long daily :

- Take mini breaks, stand up and walk!

- Stretch it out!

- At least 150 mins of moderate intensity exercise every week

- Take intervals to stand and work on your tasks

- Choose ergonomic seats

- Shift screens to neutral (level) eye position

By : Alvin Ho

B (Eng), MBA, Certified Allied Healthcare/Fitness Professional (EIMS), Master Fitness Trainer / Fitness Nutrition, Resistance & Endurance Training Specialist (NFPT)



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