How Sitting For Too Long Can Be Bad For Your Health (VIDEOS)

Nowadays with all the technology that we have within our reach, we tend to stay seated for much longer periods than 40 or 50 years ago. Working on the computer or laptop, watching TV, playing games on the XBox or PlayStation, are all reasons why we don’t move as much as we should.

And sitting for long periods of time could be more hurtful to your body than you would think. Personally, I don’t think of it much, but it seems that we should start to ponder the fact that sitting for too long can be bad for our health.

Are you sitting too much?

The AsapSCIENCE team has once again come up with another awesome video that will show you exactly what happens when you sit for too long without getting up. As the period gets longer and longer, severe deficiencies happen to your body, putting your health at risk.

According to this video, as soon as you sit down, the electrical activity in your muscles drops down dramatically. After 2 weeks of sitting for 6 hours a day, your muscles begin to break down which can slow down blood flow, making it harder to reach the heart. Now that’s pretty scary!

And your muscles are not the only organs affected. Also after 2 weeks that you are sitting down for 6 hours or more a day, the brain’s functions start to shut down.

So if you want to know exactly what happens to your body when you sit for too long, check out the video below. I’m telling you; it’s an absolutely eye opener!

The solutions to sitting too much

AsapTHOUGHT is another YouTube page from the same guys that created the YouTube AsapSCIENCE page. In these videos, they share with us useful solutions to scientific topics they explain in AsapSCIENCE’s videos.

This next video is called 9 Tips To Save Your Life and reveals some great tips that can help prolong or even save your life if you’re someone who sits for many hours during the day. These tips are really simple and don’t take too much of your time because let’s face it when you’re working; time is money!

So if you want to learn all you need to counteract the damaging repercussions of sitting for too long in one day, watch this video below.

Over to you

What did you think of those videos? Are you the kind to sit for extended periods of time or are you taking the time to get up and move after a while when you’re online or watching TV? Please, tell us what you think of those videos and about what you do to take care of yourself!


15 thoughts on “How Sitting For Too Long Can Be Bad For Your Health (VIDEOS)

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  1. Hi Nataly,

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year, and good to be here again 🙂

    This is such an important topic, as I’ve written a few posts about it on my blog as well. Sitting IS killing actually, and a major cause for so many health issues, as the video mentioned. That’s one reason we went ahead with a standing desk, and use it for working, though the writing part one cannot really do well while standing. But major of the other surfing and social media is well taken care of while standing. Love the tips in the second video too.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂


    1. Hi Harleena,

      I wish you a happy New Year to you too and I’m glad to see you back here!

      You’re right, this is such an important topic because sitting can really be hurtful for our health. It’s a great idea to try the standing desk to work. I don’t think I could do it though because of the Fibromyalgia. However, when I work, I try to move as often as possible.

      Glad you liked the videos. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment! Have a great week ahead! 🙂


  2. Hey Nataly,

    I have to say I LOVE THOSE GUYS! haha They are awesome! I sit at a desk all day long. I have been pushing myself to get up and walk around like every 30 minutes or so. I know it’s bad to sit all day but I don’t have the accommodations to stand and work, unfortunately. This is real important information for many to know so I’m passing it along!

    Happy Hump Day!



    1. Hey Bren,

      Those guys are really funny, and I love their videos. They’re very educational! At work, I sit about half the time and when I have to work at the computer for a long period, I try to get up at least once every hour.

      I’m glad you found this interesting, gf! Thanks for passing it along! Have a great Thursday! 🙂


  3. Hi Nataly,

    I’m definitely one of those people who sits for a long period of time. I was watching the video, loved it by the way and I do drink a lot of water and that does keep me moving because I’m contstantly getting up to go tinkle :).

    The other tips they shared are very doable, there is no excuse to just sitting around. Thanks for sharing hun! Hope you’re having a great day. 🙂



    1. Hi Cori,

      Until we discover how bad sitting around can be for us, we don’t realize all the damage it can do to our health. When I’m at work, I sit in about half the time, but at home, I tend to stay on the couch for long periods.

      But it’s like you said, the tips they gave us are very doable, so there’s no excuse for not following them. Now that I’m aware of how bad it can be for my health, I’ll get up more often when I’m at home.

      Glad you liked the videos, hun! Have a wonderful Thursday! 🙂


  4. Hi Nataly,

    What a helpful post!

    I also sit a lot during the day because of writing.
    I work out, but I can get lost in what I’m doing and before I know it, it could easily be an hour or so that has gone by before getting up again.

    I’ve used the pomodoro technique to work on specific projects, but this may inspire me to use it just to notify me to get up every 25 minutes and walk around. It’s a good idea anyway.

    The videos were incredibly informative and entertaining. I do have a stability ball, and using it while I work is a great idea.
    Thanks so much for sharing this.


    1. Hi Dana,

      I’m really glad you liked my post!

      I’m especially bad when I’m sitting on my couch working on my laptop or watching TV. I don’t even need to go to the bathroom that often so I can’t even count on that to make me get up! LOL! Seriously, hours can pass before I decide to get up, that’s why I have to keep track of time to get up at least once every hour now that I know the damage it can do.

      I think that the Pomodoro technique could be very helpful to keep track of time. I should consider it too! I also have a stability ball, maybe this could be another great alternative!

      Thanks a lot for stopping by! Have a great Monday! 🙂


  5. Hi, Nataly

    I used to stand up and walked around a lot in my old jobs.

    Now I sit a lot during the day after joining this blogging world. I feel some of the side effect of sitting too long.
    It is so easy be 2 or 3 hours before I will get up to do the walking and stretching.

    Love those videos – funny and informative. I will adapt some of technique into routine.

    Thanks for sharing!

    – Stella Chiu .


    1. Hi Stella,

      I also lose track of time when I’m working on my laptop, especially when I’m writing a blog post. Now that I know all the damage it can do, I try to get at least once every hour, but it’s not always easy.

      I’m glad you found the videos funny. I love those guys! They know how to share useful information while being funny.

      Thanks for stopping by! Come back often! Have a great week ahead! 🙂



  6. Hi Nat,

    Oh I am one who sits for way to many hours. I sit at my desk job in the day and then come home to work for the home biz. I’ve learned to find many reasons to get up and move around. I also have learned to break tasks up so I can do them in different ways. For instances, I stand during some of my work now at a standing bay. Then I sit after a while. I also use a yoga ball to sit on at times to help my back. Too much techy though equals a dummy brain. I totally agree with that.

    Have a great week and thanks for the great resource of a post. It’s a helpful read.



    1. Hi Irish,

      I also tend to sit for long periods of time when I’m at home and at work, I sit about half the time. I’m trying to change all this and move around more than before.

      It’s great that you found ways to change your routine and stand during your work and the yoga ball is a great way to help your back.

      Thanks for taking the time to read this, my friend! I’m glad you found it helpful. Hope you had a great Tuesday! 🙂


  7. Hey Nat,

    I had seen this post a while back and knew I wanted to get to it. Well sort of. I sit far too long and I knew it created health issues. I thought if I did not know what to do to increase my standing time I could put off doing something about it. The second video certainly gave me a few ideas I can do to increase my standing time. For months now I have been thinking about standing but have not looked at any equipment.

    I have always wanted to give the standing and writing thing a go as Hemmingway used to do it.

    It’s time to take action and stand a whole lot more.



    1. Hey Rachel,

      I am glad that you decided to come back to read my post and watch the videos! I also tend to sit for far too long, and I have to force myself to get up and stretch my legs. And you’re right, the second video has really good tricks to help us increase our standing time.

      I don’t know if I would write standing up, but I know that it’s becoming more and more popular. Please, let me know if you give it a try!

      Have a great weekend!



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