Your lower body muscles are meant to hold your body. By sitting all day, you’re making their work useless. This is what leads to weakening of muscles, which makes your legs and glutes so weak you can injure yourself easily since your legs aren’t strong anymore. So make it a point to unwind and take a short walk with a colleague during the day.
When you don’t move, your muscles don’t release molecules such as lipoprotein lipase—something that helps process the fatty foods you eat. This means your body stores fat, which leads to weight gain. The next time you feel you’re putting on weight without any obvious reason, this could be your answer.
Sitting constantly puts immense pressure on your spine. Moreover, when you sit in the wrong position all through the day, there’s all the more stress on your neck and back that can lead to long-term back issues. Ouch!
Sitting in a place without movement can cause damage to your legs in more ways than one. It can lead the blood to pool in your legs that can take the form of blood clots too if the problem persists. So during lunch time, right after you’ve had your meal, try taking a 5 minute walk or even climbing the stairs if possible.
Studies suggest that being in one place all day long can lead to anxiety and depression. Moreover, when you’re seated at your desk without any break to step out, it means you aren’t getting your dose of Vitamin D at all. And mind you, the lack of this is known to lead to depression and other problems.