You’ve probably heard by now that sitting is bad for you, but do you know why? Take 60 seconds and let this beautiful animation tell you why it’s so bad.
If you’ve been sitting down all day, you might want to get up and move around a bit. Sitting for around 11 hours per day can increase the risk of early death by 40 per cent compared to those who sit four hours per day or less.
When you sit down, your body dramatically slows down its ability to burn fat, your insulin levels drop and your blood pressure shoots up. You’re more likely to get blood clots in your brain by sitting for extended periods of time, and you’re also twice as likely to get heart disease too.
Moral of the story? Get up and go for a walk!
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