Is sitting the new smoking?
More and more research is emerging that shows the harmful effects of sitting. Sitting for prolonged periods of time can be more damaging to our health than smoking… that’s insane!
When you sit, your muscles get lazy. Your spine isn’t bearing weight like it was designed to do. Blood flow slows down. Most importantly, the nerve system shuts down with prolonged sitting.
How many hours a day do you spend sitting?
When we stand up, we actively engage the spine and weight-bearing muscles. Brain-body communication fires up again, allowing all the important functions such as digestion and immune response to kick into gear.
Stand Up For Your Health
As Dr. Pauline explains, just standing still also isn’t the answer. We need to spend less time sitting stagnant and more time actively moving and engaging our body.
And no, this doesn’t mean go for an extra job or extra workout that week… studies actually show that the amount of exercise you do DOESN’T CANCEL OUT the harmful effects of sitting.
So how can you beat the “sitting blues”?
Watch this video of 3 methods you can try tonight! Do you have other Sitting Antidotes? Share them in the comments section below!
Antidote to Sitting too Much