Health Risks of Sitting Down

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Sitting ImageDid you know, Sitting down for more than six hours a day can increase your risk of death by as much as 40%! From increased risk of heart disease and obesity in the long term, to sharply hampered cholesterol maintenance in the short term, the negative health effects of sitting are starting to weigh heavily against the benefits.

Here is a fantastic info-graphic on the health risks of sitting, very informative!

Health Risks of Sitting

So its time to get off your chair more often and move around!

Comments
  • Jan.N:

    It was really good.Follow from today.

  • It was a good thing what you shown.It is good for our health.

    Thank you

  • Krishna harish:

    This is a very good information that i have got today..
    i am bit fat. so i will try this method out to reduce a little.
    Thank you for the valuable information…

  • prakash:

    2 good 2 b true!!!!

  • R.MEENAKSHI SUNDARA:

    This info is very useful to the office goers. Especially the Government staff and BPO employees sit continuously for many hours. Compulsorily they must break it and do some exercise.

  • suramishra:

    nice. climbing staircase daily can keep us away from doctors.

  • ss:

    yes sitting has so many dangerous effects!

  • raj nanda:

    good information for all.

  • Rajeshwari R Lad:

    thank s ya pls keep on sending like this helpful tips

  • M. Naveeed:

    Good!
    I find it best

  • Shubhashish:

    The info given is really helpfull….But whats the solution…..If you r a software engineer then sitting 8 hrs is mandatory

  • Divyashree N:

    After reading the article, I’m very shocked that how sitting affects our health. Thanks for the Very Good & Useful Info.

    yesterday i was shocked when i got to know that my Father-in-law’s good cholesterol is reduced from 30% to 27% which has to be normal 35% as he sits more time, since he is a Handicap & retired person he cant walk more than 10mins(he takes 10mins rest & starts again but cant walk more if he does his legs will start pain more). so please suggest how can i help him to improve his good cholesterol & remain healty.. Even he has got Blood Pressure & Diabetics.

    looking forward for your valueable suggestion please mail me..
    Thank you very Much

    • Mohan Setia:

      If he cannot walk more than 10 min at a time, he should repeat walking after taking some rest. Moreover he can also do exercise while sitting on chair by cycling his legs occasionally.

  • Rakesh Pant:

    Very useful information ………

  • Mohamed El Shazly:

    Such kind of information are very important. They are presented in a very simple and attractive way. My experience is more activity during my day makes me really feels healthy more positive in work decisions and good sleep. Thank you again for such valuable information.

  • Shyam:

    Excellent information on health..pl do keep giving more and more valuable information like these in future too..

  • Dr.TT.Sellvaraj:

    Most of us sit n do our work. This can be tackled by standing and walking at frequent intervals or if possible we can do our job standing and of course can sit down for a while if we feel tired. We can take our old bicycle and go for a ride on week ends instead of using d car.

  • sanjeev bahuguna:

    very good information that i have got today.thank you for the valuable information.

  • SHRUTI:

    very useful tips,thanx very much,we shall surely implement in our daily lifestyle.

  • Ram Baran:

    This is very helpfull information to us.
    Thanks

  • SHAMEEM KAUSAR:

    WHEN YOUR ARE SITTING FOR 8 HOURS A DAY BUT YOU MOVE 5 TIMES FROM YOUR CHAIR AND WALK ATLEAST FOR 3 MINUTES STREACHED YOUR LEG AND ARMS THAN YOU WILL BE PERFECTLY ALRIGHT

  • Healthy Tips 4 2 keep body healthy.

  • H.N VISHWESHWAR:

    This is unbelievable but very true. thanks a lot for this valuable piece of advice.i have put it in practice from today itself.Thanks once again.

  • Kavita Sengar:

    very informative…thnx for d tips n keep sending more plzz 🙂

  • vighneswar:

    very nice and useful

  • CA. Vallabhdas Raichura:

    Many thanks for good and useful knowledge and tips.This is the reason why in the USA and in Western hemisphere there are no peons working in any office and executive has to get up so often for papers,files and tete-a-tete.This reduces sitting rate in eight hour work schedule.Good for health.

    CA.Vallabhdas Raichura

    North Potomac
    May 19,2011

  • ravi.t:

    thanks a sending this msg,its very good for me thanks a lot

  • raja:

    thanks for nice msg..i will start noww…

  • MEDICAL OPINIONS ARE CHANGING SO FAST AND SO OFTEN THESE DAYS. SOMETIMES SOME OF THEM ARE “EXTREME” LIKE THIS ONE…SOUNDS SCARY LIKE DEATH ITSELF…!!! IN THE WORLD OF TODAY AS WELL AS IN THE PAST, A VAST POPULATION, BOTH MALE AND FEMALE COMBINED, HAD BEEN SITTING AND WORKING FOR LONG HOURS. IF THIS HAD BEEN TO BE REALLY TRUE, THE WORLD POPULATION WOULD HAVE REDUCED INSTEAD. IT IS AN INFORMATIVE ARTICLE BUT AS I PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED IS TOO VERY EXTREME IN IT’S SUBSTANCE.

  • OMG ! that means we must now throw the tv and the computer in the sea! How shall we make this possible ?

  • vinodh philip:

    very useful info… will get on my feet more often now and propogate this – stand up for your health.

  • kamal:

    good message for all office sitting emloyees
    every one follow this be health be happy

  • Very much eye opening info. for people to re-adjust their life for personal good and for people they mean as somebody.

  • appu:

    i didt know dis.thanks 4 d information

  • hema:

    really very good health tip.

  • Bipin Desai:

    yes.I must start. Leave my chair and start walking.

  • m.vani:

    it is a very good info for working people.Thanks

  • manivannan:

    valuable health tips.. thank u!!!

  • Manish:

    Really very informative and helpful, as i am into IT field, spending much time on sitting on chair…

  • I agree .Everyone want to earn the money , Just sit and work ,counting the money how much available in the bank through the computer screen .

  • Malaika:

    I will need to exercise more at work 🙂

  • A. P. Panda:

    This is very useful informative and educative illustration.

    But will you please explain how the sages & saints of olden days, even some at present days also, sit down in meditation for hours together even without taking any food. Sofar longivity is concerned, as history says, they were alive for more than a century.

    Rather, I comment that our present day life styles and absence of regular excercises welcome the diseases and reduces the longivity.

    • ysb rao:

      There is no comparison of sitting postures of saints / sages & present day working people , with all their bad virtues / qualities / habits , with unstable mind , useless thoughts etc. The persons practicing or doing sadhana of meditation / Dhyana / yoga / Tapas etc. in Nirvana Sthithi do not be effected with the physical postures adopt , as the Prana / soul is in detached stage from the materialistic body ( Asharir / Avyakt state ).

  • good and best information about life

  • N.A.Khan:

    Thanks for so informative article,but we don’t know how we can make it practicable. I think we can follow minimum possible, at least.
    Regards
    N.A.Khan

  • bhagya:

    Nice article. Good information. especially for me. daily I will be setting down for more than 6 hrs. KIndly advise me

  • Ali:

    Nice info..I fit in the same category of Sitting Down Work on Desk…
    Thanks for sharing such a nice info.

  • Said Mostafa:

    Thanks for your help

  • charles oyoo:

    Thank for the information and keep it up

  • Prof.Elavalagan:

    This is nothing new. Already in our own traditional Hindu system, every house will be having this type of seating arrangement in the corridor i.e. Thinnai in Tamil and all used to sit in that posture only. With the new arival of software ac rooms, every body is developing back pain and cervical spondilities. Old is gold man. Follow the traditional way of sitting and sleeping from now onwards…

  • Natarajan Ramadurai:

    Many thanks for posting and sharing the valuable information. Kindly share the same with others, and follow the guidelines for a safe and healthy life.

  • Jacintha D'Souza:

    I was indeed happy to read this and will henceforth try my level best to get up and take a break, walk or stretch in between my works. Thanks once again.

  • Esak:

    A good piece information.keep on similar health tips.What willbe your advise for retirees and super seniors with arthritis

  • This message is very useful to each and everybody.

  • Dr. Dilipkumar Sarangthem:

    Thanks for giving such information. It carries the sense of awareness to people of all ages.kindly furnish more information about “PIVD” which require special care.

    Regards
    Dilipkumar sarangthem

  • SUBRAMANI K:

    VERY GOOD & INFORMATIVE, LET US ADOPT GOOD THINGS TO PRACTICE FROM NOW ONWARDS.

  • shah madhusudan:

    good article, but somewhat difficult to put in practice.

  • Mahendra:

    Thanx 4 generating d much needy N helpful information …

  • Khalid Parvez:

    Best way is to work in office, on computer or see TV by standing and not sitting.

  • Vijai:

    Thanq for the information.It’s really it’s useful..

  • k v ravi:

    it is very good information every body sould follow

  • SRI:

    GOOD & USEFUL INFORMATION FOR ALL AGE PEOPLE

  • Shamshad ali:

    Very use full information

  • jayanthi:

    very informative.will try to avoid sitting for long hours

  • koya puthuthottil:

    It is very informative. At the same time one need not be so anxious about this.There are millions of men and women working through out the world sitting hours together that too through out their carrier.If the information given through the above message is correct to cent percent, there should not have anybody remaining alive in such work places. we can avoid sitting for hours together by walking for a few minutes during such long hours sitting-duty.

  • loganathan:

    Good news to follow

  • Dr. A S N CHAKRAVARTHY:

    Thank U very much. It is especially very helpful for me who works more than 5 hours per day sitting at laptop.

  • thanks to u sir. it is very good thing

  • uday:

    thank you so much………………..! this is eye opening…..!

  • Balasaheb Patil:

    Very Good tips. I will follo every day. I being Judge have to sit continuously so good tips for me

  • Jagdish Jariwala:

    135 degree is the best way to sit.

  • The pictures of sitting postures are really a good guide line to those who often sit during the day while working.

  • Babu.D.H:

    Yes. I totally agree with the facts published. Thanks.

  • ysb rao:

    ” how the sages & saints of olden days, even some at present days also, sit down in meditation for hours together even without taking any food. Sofar longivity is concerned, as history says, they were alive for more than a century ”
    Explanation : There is no comparison of sitting postures of saints / sages & present day working people , with all their bad virtues / qualities / habits , with unstable mind , useless thoughts etc. The persons practicing or doing sadhana of meditation / Dhyana / yoga / Tapas etc. in Nirvana Sthithi do not be effected with the physical postures adopt , as the Prana / soul is in detached stage from the materialistic body ( Asharir / Avyakt state ).

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