Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Regardless of who you or where you are, you definitely sit a lot. And that's normal in today's world. Think about it, when you wake up the first thing that you do is sit down and have a breakfast then you have to get into your car or a bus to sit to get to your workplace and once you are there, you are probably going to sit for hours to do your job and when you get back home, you will sit again to relax and watch something. You might not see anything wrong with that, but our bodies weren't built to sit all the time but instead were built to move. That's why sitting is actually very unhealthy. I know the idea that sitting can be harmful seems ridiculous at first thought because sitting is our default posture when we work, study, socialize or travel. However, studies after studies have proven that its one of those things that are slowing killing you from inside. When you sit down, your blood flow significantly slows down, and it creates pressure and makes it difficult for your heart to pump the blood. In fact, studies have shown that sitting more than 10 hours a day can lead you to develop heart decease, diabetes, cancer or even premature death. For instance, if you stand up and move every 15 minutes, you are going to live significantly longer than someone who would move every half an hour, and he will live longer than someone who stands ups and stretches every hour or so. Despite the benefits of exercising which we covered in previews videos, it's far more important how often do you move different parts of your body. In fact, if you spend an hour every day in the gym but then spend the rest of your day sitting, you are minimizing the benefits of that exercise. But that's just part of the problem because your body doesn't burn fat as much as it does when you are moving around, so you are more likely to gain extra weight. But the main question is, how is that going to affect your brain? When you are sitting, You are slowing down your blood flow and limiting the amount of oxygen getting into your bloodstream, which eventually slows down your brain because your brain needs both of them to function at its best. In other words, sitting down to focus on your work is a bad idea which sounds ridiculous. And we didn't even talk about possible back problems, because when you are sitting, you are putting too much pressure on your spinal disc. It might not be dangerous in the short run, but over time, it can damage the disk and lead to series back problems. So what should you do? Move! It's as simple as that. Your body requires movement to function properly. You don't have to run a marathon or spend 5 hours a day in the gym. Squatting, stretching or merely walking is more than enough to keep you healthy. Start by stretching your legs, arms, and torse, then take a short walk and then finish it with a few squats. It depends on you how often you want to do this, but make sure that you force your body to move every 30 half an hour at least. Honestly, I wasn't really aware of this myself, but after some research, I decided to experience that by myself before recommending it. I was working while standing most of the time for the last few days and believe or not, I realized that I started concentrating better and it was easier to focus on what I was doing. So I couldn't let this go without suggesting it to you. So if you have found this video helpful, make sure you hit that like button, and if you are new to the channel, then hit that subscribe button and turn on your notification bell.Thank you for watching, and I will see you in the next one.