Sitting too much can impact your health in a number of ways.
Heart Health: A study compared two groups of people: those who sat most of the day and those who didn’t. Even with similar lifestyles and diets, the group that sat the most was twice as likely to develop heart disease.
It Can Shorten Lifespan: You are more likely to die from any type of cause if you sit for long periods at a time. It doesn’t matter if you also exercise every day.
You Can Be More Likely to Develop Dementia: Sitting makes your brain look like someone who has dementia. It also raises the risk of diabetes, stroke, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, which also play a role in developing dementia.
Your Odds of Diabetes Increase: Your odds of getting diabetes increase and it’s not just because you burn fewer calories by sitting all day. It’s the sitting that is causing the harm. Doctors believe that sitting may change the way the body responds to insulin.
You Could Get Deep Vein Thrombosis: DVT is a clot that forms in the leg, usually from sitting too long. It can be a serious condition if the clot breaks free and lodges into the lung.
You Will Gain Weight: With sitting for too long, you are more likely to gain weight, which can lead to other health problems.
How Lift Chairs Can Help
Lift chairs can help individuals who have difficulty getting up out of a normal chair. These chairs have a powered lifting mechanism that pushes the whole chair from its base to help assist the user into a standing position.
With an easier ability to get up, these individuals can move around more to combat the negative effects of sitting. Lift chairs can also help avoid injury that can happen when trying to get in and out of a chair. By avoiding injury, individuals are more likely to be able to move around during the day.