This is how spending so many hours sitting a day is affecting your health

Obviously, if you lead a very fast or quite active pace of life, proasting a few minutes at the end of the day on the couch will be the relief necessary to rest and continue giving the maximum in all your projects. But if your routine consists of moving from the bed to the chair, and from the chair to the sofa, the most normal thing is that sooner or later you end up suffering from a health problem.

This year, more than any other, we have ended up developing a sedentary way of life in the face of spending so much time at home, either teleworking or in our leisure moments. Although many people have also felt confinement as an opportunity to get in shape and have managed to overcome laziness, as a general rule we have spent a lot of time sitting in front of the computer or television.

If you lead a sedentary lifestyle and a diet high in fat and sugar, you also face cardiovascular problems and diabetes

Therefore, we must be aware of the risks we face if we do not bet on active life, even when confined. Eat This Not That magazine has put together a list of possible long-term and side effects of spending so much time sitting or lying down. Before they come true the best you can do is prevent all this series of problems with regular exercise and healthy eating. Then don't say we didn't notify you.

You gain weight

Obviously, if you do not move, you do not burn as many calories as you eat, hence there is a remarkable growth of lipids in the body. If you also lead a sedentary lifestyle and follow a diet high in fat, sugar and carbohydrates, Not only do you have no other option but to attend impassively as the numbers on the scale increase, but you can also develop cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Hence, it is best to eat light if we spend too much time at home and do not move much.

Your back will hurt

One of the syndromes with which more people have had to live as a result of teleworking, although to tell the truth it could already be quite well known among office workers who spend too much time sitting in front of the computer. If we do not adopt a good posture at our desk, we are more likely to suffer low back pain or diseases associated with back or neck pain. A particularly annoying condition, since after all it is the area that supports the weight of the body when we are standing.

Worst character

Although for many, paradise is having a whole day off to spend lying on the sofa with a fashion series, in reality it can be very dangerous for mental health to accumulate several days without moving too much. In the end, physical exercise produces a release of dopamine, one of the hormones associated with well-being and happiness. Therefore, if you spend too much time at rest, you will not feel as relaxed as if you subject your body to some physical activity.

Trouble sleeping

Another of the most common side effects of spending so much time sitting or lying down. Poor quality of sleep is due to many factors, such as using a mobile phone before going to bed, stress or alcohol, but also not doing any kind of physical activity, since you don't release energy and therefore the body feels that it does not need to rest.


It is the most typical condition of those who spend many hours sitting or who have a diet with high doses of spicy. This condition is caused by a series of inflammations in the rectum, generating great discomfort at the beginning of the anus that can limit the daily life of those who suffer from it.

Increased risk of diabetes

As we said at the beginning, if you combine a sedentary lifestyle with an unhealthy diet, you can face severe health problems such as diabetes. A study established that there are 112% more likely to develop this disease if you lead a sedentary lifestyle. Therefore, if you find yourself facing a new confinement, do everything possible to move your body in order to prevent all this series of ills.