One of the worst things you can do is be immobile in one position for an extended period of time.
This excludes sleeping where we our extended and outstretched during or non-waking hours. What it refers to is sitting for prolonged periods. This can have very bad health consequences. Even if you get out of that chair and do your usual exercises, the sitting effects can still take their toll.
What happens when you sit.
Muscle activity drops, calories don’t get burned, and your blood flow slows down as your arteries dilate. Performing the above exercise straightens you out, re-activates all those muscles which you’ve been restricting for extended periods of time while strengthening those muscles allowing you to stand up straight again without being hunched over or slouched. Walking around with a hunch or a slouch to your step is usually a direct result of sitting for too long and means that performing this exercise is more important than ever for living a physically healthier and longer life.