The Dangers of Sitting Too Long [infographic]
Working on a computer for endless hours has serious risks which affect the health of 50-70% of the Americans. Sitting for too long damages the spine, causes heart disease, some types of cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes, slow blood circulation and high cholesterol.
About 80% of the Americans use the Internet every day, and there is at least one computer in 90% of the homes. Researchers say that the number of Internet users increases by about 10 million every year. Health specialists explain that about 40% of their patients experience problems with the back as a result of improper sitting and spending long hours on the computer.
Hundreds of people ask for medical help, and most of them have a job that requires working on a computer for eight or more hours every day. This problem especially affects children younger than 18, which develop severe spinal deformations. Unfortunately, 5 year old children watch cartoons of play games on the computer, which affects their physical development.
Specialists also explain that if you work on your computer for more than two hours, you have a higher risk of serious damages that affect the joints, spine, and neck. Most people eventually end up taking medications for their whole life, and struggle with pain that is hard to treat. Click the image below to enlarge and learn more.