Risks of spending hours in the same position

Risks of spending more than eight hours in the same place

Risks of spending more than eight hours in the same place

As an average, we spend almost 8 hours sitting in front of a computer each day, which dramatically increases many chances for cardiovascular illnesses, as well as muscular fatigue and stress, today we will tell you about risks in hope that everyone understands the importance to keep in movement.

“It is important to exercise, staying in the same place for hours can make us loose flexibility and increase rigidity of muscles, but exercising will counteract on these effects, giving us more health and releasing us from stress”, thinks Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim about this topic.

Long working hours, a bad posture and a defective seat can increase the injuries or professional illnesses, known as this for being caused by staying in the same position for hours, with diseases such as tenosynovitis, bursitis or epicondylitis.

Why is it so important to move? Staying in the same position for hours can cause some of the following diseases:

  • Cardiovascular diseases – Not only caused by a sedentary life but a bad nutrition, for not having the necessary time to have a nutritive meal, which increases the risks of heart attacks, cholesterol or arterial hypertension.
  • Colon diseases – Since the person does not move as much as necessary, diverticulitis, which can create pain and infections in the colon.
  • Poor circulation in the legs – Causing varicose veins.

These are only a few of the much diseases that you can be caused by having a sedentary life, for it, it is very important to move out of your desk at least every 45 minutes and to exercise as much as possible, every day.

“It is important to take care of our health, being on the same place for hours is unavoidable, but doing something else such as exercising is something we can choose every day to be healthier”, advised Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.