PROLONGED SITTING

5 EXERCISES TO REVERSE THE ILL EFFECTS

Published By Livemint | 14 Dec, 2022

Studies have shown that sitting for too long can have detrimental effects on your health

Sitting for more than 8 hours a day without any physical activity can cause several health issues

Apart from obesity, sitting still for long can cause type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, and even early death

Here are some exercises to reverse such effects on your body

Push-ups enhance upper body strength, posture, and core muscle activation

Push-ups

This exercise promotes spinal mobility, stretches chest, hip, middle, and lower back muscles

Spine Twist

This improves posture and reduces back pain by strengthening your core muscles

Seated knee pull ins

Squats work your glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps muscles while also improving hip and knee joint flexibility

Squats

This improves ankle stability and can be helpful to people with chronic vein disease

Heel Raise