Unfortunately sitting is the position most of us assume during the day for long periods of time. Humans are not meant to be sedentary but our modern lifestyles often encourage this behavior. This abundance of sitting has serious consequences for people’s weight, posture, and lifespan.
This following infographic shares the candid truth about the amount of time we all spend sitting on a daily basis and how ultimately it is killing us all.
The summary is what really matters in this infographic:
The human body simply isn’t built to sit for long periods of time. A hundred years ago, when we were all out toiling in the fields and factories, obesity was basically nonexistent. But since we can’t exactly run free in the fields til the end of our days, we have to help our bodies in other ways. We have to stand up for our right to stand up.
Standing up more often and for longer periods will change you life and even extend it. Stand up when you can. Interrupt sitting whenever you can!
Tired of sitting and want to change your life? Try these standing desk ideas.