Your Butt is Killing Your Heart! (If It Sits Too Much)
The next time you want to be scared into the standing position, do this. Type “the dangers of sitting” into your preferred search engine. If you don’t have the required time to sift through the more than 30 million results Google produces for that term, we are here to help. The following devastating health problems are your possible rewards if you sit too much:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol level
- Weekend mental functioning
- Chronic neck, shoulder and back pain
- Damaged disks
- Muscle degeneration
- Soft, weak bones
- Swollen ankles, varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis from lack of circulation
Research revealed by news conglomerate CNN shows that sitting for extended periods of time will kill you … even if you exercise regularly!
This happens because the constant, unrelenting pressure on the back of your thighs slows down your circulation. Your heart cannot properly circulate blood and oxygen to your lower extremities. Poor posture decreases blood flow to your upper body. A lack of activity or movement further slows down your heart rate.
So get up and get moving, limiting the amount of time you spend on your rear end. You can add years to your life, and increase your quality of life, by avoiding the heart related problems a sedentary lifestyle promotes.
You have Desk Yogi to help you get up and moving during the work day so get started on that February Heart Healthy Challenge today!