7 Biggest Health Risks of Sitting All Day

Since 1950, the rate of sedentary jobs-those that require prolonged periods of sitting-has increased by 83 percent, according to the American Heart Association. Add in the internet and streaming services, and it’s easy to see how some people end up sitting from morning to night.

This increase in sedentary lifestyle has taken a profound toll on our health, says the World Health Organization (WHO). Their experts estimate that physical inactivity contributes to two million deaths per year, making it one of the top 10 leading causes of death and disability in the world.

How exactly does sitting wreak so much havoc on our health? Read on to learn the seven biggest health risks associated with sitting all day, and to find out what you can do to reverse its effects. Read more…

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