Many people throughout the UK and America now work in an office providing services and not getting up as much as people did a few decades ago. When you work in an office and have your own desk, it’s easy to spend over 90% of your day sat down, writing emails, and looking at a screen.
While this is arguably more relaxing than working on your feet all day, it can lead to a multitude of health problems that will become noticeable over a matter of months or years. Not sure if you sit down too much? Take a look at these top 10 signs that you spend far too much time sat down and not on your feet.
1. Weight gain
This is the most obvious effect of sitting down too much. As a result of not expending enough energy throughout the day, the calories you consume will not be burned off and will result in you gaining weight. In turn, this can cause Type 2 diabetes and even heart disease.
Weight gain is easily noticeable as your clothes will get tighter, so if you find yourself buying clothes in the next size up after spending years wearing the same size, you know you’re not doing enough exercise during the day. A simple alternative to this is to do exercise when you get home or try and walk around more during your breaks at work.