Long Sitting Risk and How to Avoid

If you are sitting for a long time then long sitting hours can reduce your life span. There is a possibility of many diseases if you are sitting on the computer continuously.

Know what are the disadvantages of long sitting hours.

Are you sitting continuously? Be careful if you sit for 9.5 hours daily.


The biggest problem is back pain because of continuous sitting.

Neck Pain

10% of people in the world get neck pain.

Heart disease

It increases the risk of 200% in the sitting people.

Colon cancer

Sitting for an extra 2 hours every day increases its risk by 8%.

Lower back pain

9.4% of people in the world suffer from this problem due to sitting.


25% of women and 15% of men face this problem occurs due to sitting.

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Other risks of long sitting hours

  • Constant sitting stops electrical activity in the leg muscles.
  • The number of calories burned starts decreasing at a rate of 1 per minute.
  • Enzymes that break down fat are reduced by 90%.
  • Sitting for 02 hours continuously reduces our good cholesterol level by 20%.
  • The effect of insulin decreases by 24% on sitting continuously for 12 hours, and the risk of diabetes increases.
  • 21% of breast cancer patients admitted that this problem was caused by continuous sitting.
  • 30% of heart patients reported sitting continuously for the cause of their illness.
  • 27% of diabetics reported frequent sitting as the cause of the disease

Reduce the risk in this way.

  • Your body posture should be changed every 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Talk on a mobile phone by standing.
  • Keep sitting and standing in between.
  • Take a break, as if you want to drink water then get up yourself.
  • Stretch periodically while sitting.

How to sit?

  • Do not sit forward. It is not okay to sit completely tight.
  • Keep the feet flat on the ground.
  • Keep the shoulders loose.
  • Can support lower back.
  • Keep the arms attached to the sides.

Also Read: Stress Relieving Foods, WHO Opinion on Physical Inactivity