Sitting Disease? Yes, you heard it right. Sitting disease, though not diagnosable, is deadly. Medical experts refer long periods of physical inactivity and its negative consequences as ‘Sitting Disease.’ According 2010 American Cancer study, women who are inactive and sit over 6 hours everyday are 94% more likely to die than who were physically active and sit less. Men who are inactive and sit over 6 hours are 48% more likely to die than their counterparts who stood more.
So sitting disease is real and it has been affecting many office employees specifically. With 50 to 70% of people spending six or more hours in the office sitting, the disease is spreading like a wildfire world over. Also referred to as metabolic syndrome, it’s a condition where by your blood vessels go to sleep after 60-90 minutes of inactivity. This may not sound harmful to you but in reality it is. The disease can lead to weight gain, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart problem.
So how to fight sitting disease? Simply stand, walk, contract/relax your muscles every hour to reactivate your blood vessels and get healthy enzymes moving. These healthy enzymes help restore your metabolism.
A combination of frequent movement and proper ergonomics is how you fight this disease. Acedepot, a leading supplier of office equipments, offers ergonomically-designed chairs for desk and office space. Speak to Acedepot consultants for more information on ergonomics.