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Health hazards of sitting too much


Is it true that our behind helps us live longer? Don’t laugh because experts say it’s true. Health experts said that people who sit less and stand more have better health compared to individuals who spend more time sitting. People who sit longer are said to be sickly and have higher risk of dying. If sitting beyond three hours is unavoidable, you should at least take a few minutes break, walk or exercise for a while before going back to work.

I know and can relate to a lot of work at home mommies here. We have a lot in our plate, but there are familiar household chores which we can do to avoid sitting the whole day. How about moving furniture or scrubbing floors; raking leaves, gardening, and mowing the lawn; washing the car, cleaning windows, vacuuming, washing the dishes and doing laundry. You should squeeze in walking as supplement exercise to strengthen the heart.

If you are into dancing you can turn on the radio and amplify it with an ae2500  to keep your “butt” away from your seat for a while.

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