You’re probably sitting down right now aren’t you? Well you might want to stand up for this very cool infographic.
Sitting is killing you. Yes, we spend a substantial amount of time sitting down, especially due to the technology that helps us do practically everything these days.
Here’s an excerpt from the inforgraphic:
Whether tending our crops or hunting wild boar, most of our lives as humans were lived on our feet. But with the advent of TV, computers, and the desk job, we’re sitting down more than ever before in history: 9.3 hours a day, even more time than we spend sleeping (7.7 hours). Our bodies weren’t built for that, and it’s starting to take its toll. You might want to stand up for this.
Jawbone actually developed the Up to help us fight the ‘stagnant-syndrome’ by introducing theActivity Reminder with the Jawbone UP wristband. The Up app allows you to set a reminder for 1-4 hour intervals so you could be reminded to move around after a specific amount of time. Handy tool indeed considering that we now know that sitting could actually kill us.
Anyway, check out the infographic and start moving around after an hour or so of working hard at our desks!