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Why sitting too much isn’t good for you

Fitness Trainer Bernard Ghorra shares his thoughts on work and sitting too much.

Many people spend the majority of their day sitting down as they tend to sit when commuting, working in an office or studying, and relaxing at home. Prolonged sitting can cause a range of adverse health effects, including bad posture and back health.

Holding any posture for a long period of time, whether it’s standing or sitting, sometimes increases discomfort because of muscle spasms or muscle fatigue.

The longer you stay seated, the more likely you are to let your posture slide that results in a forward head position and rounded shoulder posture. Slouching can cause the spinal ligaments to stretch beyond their healthy limit, and poor posture can strain your spinal discs. This often results in increased strain of the outer annulus of the disc and can increase disc bulging and disc pressures.

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The impact on your legs and flexibility? … stay tuned

Bernard Ghorra

Bernard Ghorra is originally from Lebanon and a personal fitness trainer since 2013, passionate in facilitating people trying to find the perfect balance, cover optimum performance, mindset, motivation and lifestyle.
Fitness expert, internationally certified strength and conditioning, post injury and mobility specialist.

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