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Do you have the sitting disease? Experts coined this term to refer to an overly sedentary lifestyle. If you’ve been staying at home for a long period, you’re at risk of developing the sitting disease.

It is a known fact that having a sedentary lifestyle is a major risk factor for lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. You are also more likely to develop osteoporosis compared to physically active people.

According to our spine surgeon in Boynton Beach, slouching on the chair, which is more likely to happen the longer you stay seated, can lead to unhealthy stretching of your spinal ligaments and straining of the spinal discs. This can speed up the wear and tear on the spinal discs and lead to spinal problems in the future.

In this uncertain time of a public health crisis, where most people are advised to stay at home or to work from home, here are three ways to avoid it.

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Don’t Catch the Sitting Disease When Staying at Home