The way you sit and the amount of time spent sitting can affect your long-term health.
Our bodies are made to move, but in today’s high-tech society, we have become accustomed to bending over our computer keyboards in a “C” formation. Studies have shown that sitting in this position for a long time can increase risk for a number of health issues, including decreased lung capacity, decreased inhalation, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and early death. In fact, those who sit for more than 6 hours per day have a 17–34 percent higher risk of premature death than those who only sit for 3 hours per day. The best solution for those who have desk jobs is to increase the amount of breaks you take, set up your desk so you can sit straighter, and overall, just try to move as much as possible throughout your day. “The Silicon Valley Addiction: Is Sitting the New Smoking?” www.huffingtonpost.com, October 24, 2016.
Taken from Last Generation, Vol. 27 No. 2, “Lifelines”. Last Generation is a vibrant 32-page soul-winning magazine published six times a year. To subscribe, call (540) 672-1996, Ext. 283. Ask about our BOGO free subscription promotion available through January 31, 2017.