How sitting all day affects your body

How sitting all day affects your body

We spend, on average, almost nine hours a day sat down – and that’s not taking into account the eight hours we spend lying down, asleep.

You might be sat there thinking ‘not me’, but when you break your day down into time spent commuting, sitting at work, commuting back home again and sitting down to binge-watch Netflix of an evening, it’s easy to see how we manage it.

But our bodies aren’t designed for such lazy living, they’re designed to move.

But our bodies aren’t designed for such lazy living, they’re designed to move. “We can see this from the way our bodies are structured,” Mohamed Taha, clinical director at Form Clinic, told HuffPost UK. “We are made up of 360 joints and over 700 muscles that move your skeleton. Our vascular and nervous system depend on movement to function.” Read more 

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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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