2. A disturbed digestion
What is very bad for your health is sitting all day. Sitting for extended periods of time compresses the digestive organs and makes them unable to function ideally. This is not good for the digestive process.
3. Your mood deteriorates
Bad posture has been proven to negatively affect mood. Those who work sedentary for longer periods show a higher degree of depression. Those who sit more than 7 hours a day have a 47% higher risk of depression than those who sit 4 hours or less. If you sit still, your energy level decreases, affecting your mood.
4. Bad posture affects the way people look at you
As much as we would like to maintain a “don't judge by appearances” attitude, the reality is that we all do this from time to time. Bad attitude affects the way others look at you. For example, when you're hunched over your desk, your colleagues may assume you're tired or uninterested.
5. Your performance is declining
When you present yourself in a positive way, you improve your attitude to work and increase alertness. In addition, this reduces fatigue, and you can work more productively. A good presentation of yourself therefore has advantages for you, but also for your employer.
6. Prolonged sitting can lead to varicose veins (especially in women)
Sitting still for extended periods can lead to the formation of varicose veins, especially in women. This is due to increased pressure from sitting and a lack of blood circulation throughout the body.
Other common complaints:
- Increased stress levels;
- Increased risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer and even premature death;
- Sitting all day increases your risk of a heart attack.