Unless you’re a professional fitness instructor, dog walker, swimmer, runner, retail associate, waiter, chef or crossing guard, you’re probably sitting too much. There aren’t many ways around it if you have a 9-to-5 job, or even a job that requires you to fly or drive places for long hours. Plus, after a long day of sitting and looking at screens, you may be tired and even want to lay down. All that time on your butt (or on your back) could mean seriously bad news for your health.
Chronic pain, high anxiety, problems sleeping, and weight gain could all mean that you are spending too much time sitting. Whether you’re at work, in your car, or on your bed, take notice of how often you find yourself sitting down and take the opportunity (when you can) to stand up and walk around. Moving around every day, whether it be taking a walk, going for a run, or joining a spin class, can help reverse some of the issues caused by sitting too much.
If you find yourself suffering from any of these symptoms, it could be one of the scary signs that you’re sitting too much.