The Dangers of Sitting For Too Long (Infographic)

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Did you know that seating in front of the computer and working until late hours is a serious threat, and it can easily affect the health of 50-70% of all Americans… Sitting for too longcauses heart diseases,some types of cancer, damages spine, obesity, high cholesterol,type 2 diabetesand slow blood circulation.

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According to the statistics, there is at least one computer in 90 % of the homes, and about 80% of the Americans use the Internet daily. Researchers say that the number of Internet users increases for about 10 million every year.

Health specialists explain that about 40% of their patients experience problems with the back as a result of spending long hours on the computer and improper sitting.

Thousands of people seek for medical help every day, and most of them have a job that requires working on a computer for 8 or more hours every day. This problem especially affects children younger than 18, which develop severe spinal deformations, like scoliosis and kyphosis. Unfortunately, 5 year old children affect their physical development by watching cartoons or playing games on the computer.

Specialists also explain that you have a higher risk of serious damages that affect the neck joints andspine,if you work on your computer for more than two hours. Most people eventually end up struggling with pain that is hard to treat and taking medications for the whole life.

In the initial phase patients have problems with the joints, and experience back and neck pain. Children under 12 should not sit in front of the computer or the TV for more than two hours a day. A great reminder that you should do some exercises and go for a walk is muscle pain.the-dangers-of-sitting-fortoo-long-infographic

Source: Healthy Food House