Working From Home? Don’t Become a Victim of Sitting Disease
If you're working from home amid the Coronavirus pandemic, you're probably spending hours upon hours sitting more so than you do when you're working out of the office. Sitting on the couch. Sitting at the kitchen table. Sitting in your car on video calls.
If you've found yourself spending more time on your tush, you really do need to make a conscious effort to get up and walk around from time to time because "sitting disease" is a very real thing and can lead to very real health consequences.
According to research from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, medical professionals have discovered is that sitting for as little as four hours a day can increase a person's risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, something doctors have labeled "sitting disease."
If you're a runner and think that hitting the pavement is enough to reverse the damage done by sitting all day at work, think again. Medical professionals say that the only thing that will work is pushing back from your workspace and standing up from time to time.