Too much sitting overall and prolonged periods of sitting also seem to increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Any extended sitting - such as at a desk, behind a wheel or in front of a screen - can be harmful. More study is needed on the effects of sitting and physical activity on health. However, it seems clear that less sitting and more moving overall contribute to better health. You might start by simply standing rather than sitting when you have the chance or finding ways to walk while you work.
For starters, you'll burn more calories. This might lead to weight loss and increased energy. Also, physical activity helps maintain muscle tone, your ability to move and your mental well-being, especially as you age.
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When you stay still AND you put your neck in positions where it’s not “in its mid position”, you risk causing pain. It might be neck pain, arm pain or headaches… or all of these things combined.