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Can being overweight, especially on the lower half of your body, cause sitting in a certain chair to be uncomfortable?

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Mahek Shah
General Practice
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In brief: Sitting with weight

Hi nanbeam, yes having some excess weight in the lower part of your body can cause some discomfort because of the sedentary nature of being in a chair for long periods of time.
If possible, simply by getting up and walking around a little every 90 minutes or so: go to the water cooler, talk to colleague, walk outside for some fresh air, can make a difference in your mood, day, and burn calories.

In brief: Sitting with weight

Hi nanbeam, yes having some excess weight in the lower part of your body can cause some discomfort because of the sedentary nature of being in a chair for long periods of time.
If possible, simply by getting up and walking around a little every 90 minutes or so: go to the water cooler, talk to colleague, walk outside for some fresh air, can make a difference in your mood, day, and burn calories.
Mahek Shah
Mahek Shah
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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

If you have excessive weight in the legs, abdomen or gluteal region, you may need a chair with more support.
It can cause pressure and pain if the chair is not high enough or not low enough so your feet are comfortably on the floor.

In brief: Yes

If you have excessive weight in the legs, abdomen or gluteal region, you may need a chair with more support.
It can cause pressure and pain if the chair is not high enough or not low enough so your feet are comfortably on the floor.
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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