How can sitting or standing for a long time damage my health

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If you must sit or stand for many hours at work, you may suffer health problems. Sometimes they only show up after months or years. Most of these problems can be prevented.

Back and neck problems: These come from sitting a long time with your back bent or from standing in one place.

Varicose veins, swollen feet, and blood clots in the legs: When you sit or stand for a long time, it is hard for blood to flow easily through your legs, especially with your legs crossed.

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