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  • What are the side effects of sitting in the car or chair for too long?

    Posted by Max on March 21, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    Why does sitting in a chair and sitting stagnant for a long time in a car affect the body poorly? Why does it make the body stiff?

    Sitting in a chair or car for long periods can have adverse effects on the body, such as:

    1. Decreased blood flow: When you sit for long periods, the muscles in your lower body are inactive, and blood flow is reduced. This can lead to a feeling of stiffness and discomfort. It also slows the recovery process down.
    2. Poor posture: Sitting in a chair or car can lead to poor posture, as you may be inclined to slouch or hunch over. Poor posture can cause strain on the muscles and joints, leading to discomfort and pain.
    3. Weight gain: Prolonged sitting can contribute to weight gain, as you are not burning as many calories as you would if you were standing or moving around.
    4. Increased risk of certain health conditions: Studies have shown that prolonged sitting can increase the risk of certain health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
    5. The subconscious brain is impressed with poor movement: The body will adapt to whatever stimulus it is repeatedly fed. So, if the nervous and muscular systems only receive the postural behavior of sitting in a chair 24/7, the body will adapt to be like the chair.

    To help alleviate these effects, taking breaks and moving around periodically is essential, especially if you are sitting for long periods. This can help to improve blood flow, reduce stiffness, and maintain good posture. It’s also a good idea to make an effort to be more active throughout the day, whether through regular exercise or simply moving around more during your daily activities. And remember to sit in better resting positions!!!!

    • This discussion was modified 1 year ago by  Max Mover.
    Max replied 1 year ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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