The price of leading an inactive lifestyle is high and it comes in the form of physical pain, obesity, and even mental health problems. It sounds like a paradox— something people love to do to feel better ends up, in the long run, making them feel a lot worse.
Watching whole seasons of your favorite show may sound like the perfect Friday night for some, but you’re putting your health at risk after just a couple of episodes. You are literally sitting yourself to death. Sitting more than 11 hours a day increases risk of premature death by 40 percent, according to research.
Most people spend about half the day sitting. The body is not primed to be in one position for too long. Muscle degeneration and soreness are sure to occur over time. The immobility causes several chronic and painful diseases.