Spending over six hours sitting daily has short and long-term effects on your health and body, making this seemingly “safe” activity harmful and even potentially deadly. Even if you are religiously going to the gym or working out outside of work, no amount of exercise will counteract the harm done by spending half your waking hours sitting in a chair.
Prolonged sitting is literally killing you as it is linked to increased risks of heart diseases, weight gain, higher levels of triglycerides and trouble controlling blood sugar. Long sitting sessions can also result in chronic back pain, headaches, stiff shoulders, disc damage and shorter life spam. Your emotional and mental state is highly impacted too, increasing stress, laziness, distraction, lack of performance and happiness in general.
It's recommended you split your time 50-50 between standing and sitting. The hard part is to actually go out and build the habits that will increase the amount of movement and standing you have in your life.
Change can be hard but it has to be done if you want to reach a new level of physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.