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!