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How can I reverse the effects of sitting on a chair 8 hours per day?

How can I reverse the effects of sitting on a chair 8 hours per day?

Move while sitting: You can still move while you're sitting. Stretch your arms, shoulders, neck, and legs while seated. It'll keep the blood circulating to your muscles and may help prevent fatigue. Every 90 minutes to 2 hours get up and move around, even if it's just to walk around the building or walk up a flight of stairs. Or you can use a resistance band either seated or standing. ...Read more

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Im only 24 and my knees hurt badly standing up for 2 hours or sitting on a chair for 4 hours long. What should I do?

Im only 24 and my knees hurt badly standing up for 2 hours or sitting on a chair for 4 hours long. What should I do?

Exercise : On the surface, what you are describing maybe as simple as patellofemoral syndrome. Females are much more commonly affected due to the geometry of the pelvis and how it affects the tracking of the knee cap when you move. I would ofcourse see a physician to be sure, but start with exercise. ...Read more

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Sir, if we sleep by sitting on chairs (especially during night shifts) , is this gives as much rest to body as we sleep on bed? Or any health effects?

Sir, if we sleep by sitting on chairs (especially during night shifts) , is this gives as much rest to body as we sleep on bed? Or any health effects?

Not as restful: While sleeping upright in a chair, some of your muscles are still working to keep you upright, which could signal to your brain not to have a very deep, restorative sleep and cause daytime fatigue, decreased concentration, body aches among others. Sleeping horizontally allows your body to relax and enter into the 4 sleep stages that are crucial reset and repair your body. ...Read more

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How do I keep my tailbone from hurting if sitting in hard chair all day?

Girdle: I know they are not in fashion now but pulling your bottom to give you more cushion can help. A doughnut cushion or ring floaty may help too. ...Read more

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My shoulder hurt just sitting down in a chair all day. How can I prevent this?

My shoulder hurt just sitting down in a chair all day. How can I prevent this?

Shoulder Pain: If you are getting pain in your shoulder from sitting then i would think it is more posture related. If you are at a desk and working on a computer make sure the keyboard is close to waist level. Also try and consciously keep your shoulders retracted. This will put less strain on the shoulders. Try taking some anti-inflammatory medication. If it is inflammation it should respond. ...Read more

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Resting HR laid down 49-60, sitting 60-75. I started exercising 4 weeks ago 150bpm cycling for 40minutes per day. My resting HR is now laid 49-50?

Resting HR laid down 49-60, sitting 60-75. I started exercising 4 weeks ago 150bpm cycling for 40minutes per day. My resting HR is now laid 49-50?

Healthy heart: In young people, especially those who are healthy and physically active, a resting heart rate in the 40's or 50's can be normal. We define the normal heart rate to be between 60 and 100. Not everyone lives within the norm. If you develop lightheadedness, passing out, or chest pain, those could be signs of a more serious condition, and you should see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can sitting upright in office chair for hours aggrevate inguinal hernia? It seems to be happening to me. I have inguinal hernia on both sides.

Can sitting upright in office chair for hours aggrevate inguinal hernia?  It seems to be happening to me. I have inguinal hernia on both sides.

Hernia with symptoms: need to be repaired ( surfer ) as soon as possible to prevent complications , is a simple low risk out patient procedure see your doctor for surgical referral ,. ...Read more

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