The truth is that during this period sports and outdoor activities have decreased considerably, as well as commuting and walking during the day. On the contrary, due to teleworking, most lead a sedentary life.
In fact, without them knowing, spend endless hours in a chair, even without taking a break. However, as experts point out, A sedentary lifestyle can gradually have detrimental effects on your body.
That's why even now that you are at home because of the lockdown and you work remotely, make sure you take plenty of breaks during the day to unwind, while you can find many online fitness programs at home.
See, now below what happens to your body when you sit for many hours:
May cause sleep apnea
When you sit for hours, Gravity and reduced blood circulation can cause fluid retention in the lower extremities. So, when you later lie down to sleep, This fluid is transported to the muscles and tissues of the neck and can cause swelling, according to scientists at the Center for Sleep Medicine and Circadian Biology at the University of Toronto.
So, you have difficulty breathing the air and maybe, in fact, stop breathing for short periods at night causing sleep apnea.
Increases the risk of thrombosis
Women who lead a sedentary lifestyle are more than twice as likely, risk of developing pulmonary embolism, that is, a thrombus in the lungs. This is because the seat has a long duration, reduces blood circulation and increases the chances of blood clots forming, which can end up in the lungs.
It causes depression
According to a study published in the journal Mental and Physical Activity, Sedentary lifestyle increases the chances of developing negative emotional states, such as anxiety and even depression.
Problems in the waist and neck
It is one of the most common problems that sedentary living creates. And from those that appear immediately, like back pain when you sit for many hours in a chair without getting up. also, Most people have poor posture - especially when working in front of a screen - resulting in neck problems..