How Does Sitting Affect Kidney Health?

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You are not alone if you spend the most of your working day seated. Unfortunately, extended sitting can have numerous detrimental health implications.

WebMD says it can lead to diabetes, cancer, and heart attacks. Moreover, sitting all day raises women's risk of chronic kidney disease.

Women who sit for less than three hours per day are 30% less likely to acquire chronic renal disease than those who sit for more than three hours per day.

Regular exercise can help males counterbalance these consequences, but not women. Women should stand as much as possible throughout the day.

Chronic renal disease causes fatigue, weakness, nausea, vomiting, infections, bleeding, and skin changes. In severe CKD, fluid retention might cause leg or ankle swelling.

Walking is one of the easiest ways to combat sitting all day. When you can, take a break at work to get some fresh air.

Getting up from your chair and walking can help your body counteract the negative effects of sitting. Walking alone won't help.

Also, stretching improves circulation and relaxes stiff muscles. The cat and cow position stretches the spine and prevents lower back problems.

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