By Farhana Nazir, Refinery29
There's nothing worse than those days when there never seems to be a moment to step away from your desk (who has time to pee, let along take a walk to grab some lunch). But, while all work and no play can make Jane a very dull girl, it might also be causing her some serious health problems. A recent article in The Washington Post
chronicles in careful detail the negative effects of sitting for nearly eight hours a day (which is exactly how long the average American spends seated).
Four experts weighed in - and their list of ailments is long: Sitting for too long can increase your risk for heart disease, colon cancer, and poor circulation. And, that's just the beginning. Complaints of an inflexible spine, strained neck, and soft bones are common, along with reduced brain function, or "foggy" brain, limp glutes, and "mushy" abs (ugh).
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