Sitting for a long time affects our Physical Health….

Covid-19 have largely affected our body and life styles. We have to just stay at our homes and because of this we see the decrease in our day to day activities. As many people have started working from home so sitting for a long time in front of laptops or computer have led to the deduction in working and physical capacities of the people and this process is known as ‘Deconditioning’.

Deconditioning leads to the stiffness and pain in our muscles. It can also cause pain in our joints, which has become a very common problem now a days, not only old age people but young ones also face this problem. People are facing many problems in returning back to their normal routine due to the lack of regular exercise and walk. Deconditioning not only causes pain in muscles and joints but it also affects our breathing, heart and metabolism.   

Doctors prescribe brisk walk or fast walking to prevent the side effects. So, here are some tips you should follow while walking:

  • Keep your head up and look forward
  • Move your shoulders naturally and keep them free
  • Gently tighten your stomach muscles
  • Walk smoothly rolling your foot from heel to toe
  • Swing your arms freely with a slight bend in your elbows.

 Proper and regular brisk walk can provide important toning to our muscles and it also improves our breathing and cardiac abilities. But sudden increase in walk and exercise can be very harmful for our bodies so take small steps every day and this will result in increase of your strength and working abilities. You can also do other exercises to improve your posture like stretching, walking up and down the stairs, skipping ropes etc. World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests that we should regularly check our sitting posture and try to improve it so as to avoid its side effects. You should also break your sitting and stand up for a couple of minutes while working on phone or watching T.V.     

Not only working people but students are also facing many problems in this pandemic as they have to attend their online classes so they also have to sit in one place for hours so this is affecting their health and energy. There are many other problems that are affecting; not only our physical but mental health too. People are going through depression, anxiety, and other mental problems too. So, try to keep yourself healthy and fit in this challenging phase because our health is most important than anything else.

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