After a long day of sitting at your desk and doing office work, you might feel your body becoming sore. You may be thinking of getting a reflexology massage in Chesapeake, Virginia. However, have you ever thought of the other side effects of sitting too much at work, other than a sore body? Here are some of them:
Less Brain Power
The brain needs blood and oxygen to be able to perform its cognitive function which enables you to use your critical thinking skills, solve problems, and organize tasks. Sitting too much results to poor circulation. Lesser amounts of blood and oxygen reaches the brain, making it foggy.
You should move from time to time for your body to promote good blood and oxygen flow to the brain. The brain then releases chemicals that can improve brain function and enhances moods.
Sitting a lot, according to several studies conducted in the past few years, can lead to weight gain. Those individuals who suffer from obesity actually sit more than those within the normal weight range. To avoid gaining weight, it is better to stand up and step away from your desk once in a while.
When you stand up, you are actually tightening your muscles in your mid section. However, when you sit down a lot, these muscle groups become stagnant and do nothing. As a result, they become weak. Your hips will also have limited range of motion since you do not use it as much when you are sitting down. Too much sitting will also cause your glutes to become weak since they do not do anything, too.
Internal Organ Damage
Sitting can also have a negative impact on your internal organs. When sitting down for long periods of time, your body burns less fat. The blood circulation within your body becomes slow which may cause the fatty acids to clog the veins of your heart.
There are also a couple of medical conditions that are linked to sitting all day. Some of these include cardiovascular diseases, high cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure. There is also an increased risk of getting diabetes and colon cancer.
Neck and Back Pains
Many individuals commonly experience neck and back pains after sitting for a long time. Sitting actually adds pressure on your spinal cords, leading the spinal discs on your back to compress. It strains your cervical vertebrae and causes sore shoulders, back pain and neck strain.
With these negative effects in mind, try to minimize sitting and become more active. For relief from neck and back pains, visit Relax The Feet at our premier locations. Call us today to book an appointment!