British Journal of Sports Medicine reports that sedentary job may lead to hypertension and diabetes. Most people spend 9 hours a day sitting, at the office, in a car, etc. When we sit, we don’t use calories and our metabolism slows down. We also don’t work our leg and back muscles and deform our spine, from a normal S to C-shape.
This causes back pains and poorer blood flow as well as prevents our lungs from properly supplying the body with oxygen. The result is weight gain, hypertension and diabetes. But what if you have to spend a lot of time sitting at the office? The advice is old. You need to be more physically active: walk to your job, if possible, climb the stairs, and go to the gym.
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