How Sitting is the New Smoking and Why You Should Move Away from a Sedentary Lifestyle
Sitting is the same as smoking and increases one’s risk of contracting cancer and becoming diabetic or obese.
As we enter a new decade, we are faced with numerous health challenges and issues. Most of these are preventable, as others may not be preventable or even curable. While we work, we are mostly seated. We sit almost all day long and are less active or on our feet while undertaking our everyday tasks. Sitting is, no doubt, the new smoking.
How Sitting is as Harmful as Smoking
Smoking, as we know, is very harmful to one’s health. It especially increases one’s risk of contracting cancer and other lifestyle diseases, including diabetes and obesity. Sitting is the same and increases one’s risk of contracting cancer and becoming diabetic or obese.
Our bodies are meant to be mobile and to always be on the move. We should all, therefore, do our best to be active every day even while we work. Being active and avoiding sitting most of the time has the same health benefits as quitting smoking. Read more on how to quit smoking the realistic way below.
The Importance of Taking Breaks from Seating
When working while seated, one should take a break every thirty minutes and undertake a healthy activity such as stretching, walking, or jogging. Doing this would ensure that one stays active as much as possible and increases their wellness while reducing the likelihood of suffering a lifestyle disease.