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What Could Happen To Your Body If You Sit Too Much

I was able to investigated many pieces of research to find the little-known risks of an inactive lifestyle in order to encourage you to keep your body moving and thriving.

It can weaken the bonesStudies shows that muscles and bones are living tissues that become stronger when they are exercised. The bones of those who exercise regularly tend to be stronger and denser than those who don’t. Therefore, when someone sits around inactively for a prolonged period of time, they risk weakening their bones and jeopardizing their density.

Increases the chances of hormonal acneThe number one effect of inactivity is weight gain. And one of the effects of weight gain is that is causes specific skin issues. At the start, obesity affects the skin barriers by making the skin significantly more dry. Moreover, it makes the person sweat more, leading to clogged pores and inflamed acne.

It can worsen existing skin conditionsFor those who have tried every acne treatment and the problem is still there, it’s time to look into the root of the problem. Acne Mechanica is caused by friction and pressure on the skin. This breakout occurs when the skin is repeatedly exposed to friction or pressure, like sitting in certain positions for too long. It’s not unlikely for acne to happen from an inactive lifestyle in which one spends most of the day seated.

It can cause celluliteMost office workers spend most of their time seated at their computers nowadays. This inactive lifestyle can cause water retention. Some studies shows that prolonged periods of sitting reduce blood flow and result in the changes that cause cellulite.

It can lead to varicose veinsAs we walk, the calf muscles contract, flex, and apply pressure to the main blood vessels in the lower leg. It’s like each step has a pump effect, which helps with the circulation from the veins to the heart. Hence, sitting for a prolonged period leads to poor circulation, which manifests as varicose veins.

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