Sitting around too much ?
It may seem to be a little silly at first, but apparently there may be a real cure for sitting. Getting up and walking around. Who’d have thunkt it ? It’s a surprise to we geeks that movement may be easier than we thought. But that is the issue of course, we think quite a bit.
Have you thought about why we don’t get up and walk around. Why sitting is our go to action ? We’re not built for sitting, primarily. We’re built for walking, walking long distances, and being comfortable doing so. So guess what the cure might be ?
The Damage of Prolonged Sitting Can Be Reversed
With 5-Minute Exercise
Sitting around a little too much? A recent study conducted by researchers at Indiana University has found that a five-minute walk could help to reverse the potential damage of sitting for up to three hours or more. Prolonged sitting can increase the risk of issues with leg arteries and poor posture as well, according to findings published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
“American adults sit for approximately eight hours a day,” said lead study author Saurabh Thosar, a postdoctoral researcher at Oregon Health & Science University, in a news release. “The impairment in endothelial function is significant after just one hour of sitting. It is interesting to see that light physical activity can help in preventing this impairment.”