Prolonged Sitting Risks

Prolonged Sitting

We, at the Gullas College of Medicine, are known as the Best Medical College in Philippines due to the quality of education delivered to our students and the utmost care we show towards the patients. This blog is intended to highlight the ill-effects of prolonged sitting.

We strongly believe in serving mankind as our purpose in life. Knowledge gained should be shared with others and this blog is our medium of sharing the knowledge with you.

Not many of us are aware of the outcome of sitting for an extended period of time.

Yes, you read that right. This simple act of just sitting at your desk for hours can cause severe harm to your health.

Below are some effects of sitting for long stretches of time.

Bone and Joint problems

The modern lifestyle has made us sit for a long period of time which could affect the back, neck, and shoulders. Spinal injuries are most common as the discs in your back are compressed and lose their flexibility when you are sitting for most of the day. This can cause osteoporosis.

In addition to this, prolonged sitting can lead to water retention, poor blood circulation, weakening of muscles, blood clots etc. Hence, it is advisable to spare 30 minutes of your day for moderate exercise.

If you are already having any such symptoms, you could visit the Gullas College of Medicine, our doctors, and medical professionals will help you manage your lifestyle better and prevent further complications.

Slower Brain Function

As the blood circulation in your body slows down, your brain gets lesser fresh blood and oxygen. This reduces your brain function and you may even feel drowsy and experience mood swings.

Organ Damage

Prolonged sitting for even a day alters your body’s ability to produce insulin, forcing your pancreas to produce more insulin. As a result, it can lead to diabetes and other health issues.

Your vital organ such as heart can also get affected when you sit for a long period. This is because when you are sitting your blood flow and muscle burning rate decreases, causing the fatty substances to build in your heart. Consequently, there is a high chance of getting heart attacks and other cardiac diseases.

For more help, please visit the Gullas College of Medicine.