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  • As you're watching this video, chances are, you're sitting.

  • And while sitting is relaxing and seems comfortable, it can still be deadly, especially if you overdo it, like the most of us.

  • We sit while we eat, work, and even while we play.

  • But why is sitting bad for you?

  • Let's assume that you're a relatively healthy person.

  • You don’t drink excessively, smoke and youre not overweight.

  • As soon as you sit down, the rate of calories you burn drops to around 1 calorie per minute, which is a third of what you burn doing usual activities.

  • Electrical activity in your leg muscles shuts off and enzymes that help break down fat drop by 90%.

  • Two hours of sitting and the level of good cholesterol in your body drops by 20%.

  • After 24 hours of sitting your risk of getting diabetes increases by up to 25%.

  • And that's not all!

  • Studies have shown that sitting increases the risk of certain types of cancer, heart disease, obesity, and premature death.

  • Lack of movement triggers unhealthy metabolic changes.

  • And while doing 30 minutes of daily aerobic exercise is certainly important to maintain heart health.

  • It's still important to decrease the overall amount of time we spend sitting.

  • One study suggests that you can alleviate the bad effects of sitting on your body by taking short breaks every hour, as well as getting 30 minutes of exercise a day.

  • You can head over to my channel "BrainCraft" to watch more videos.

  • Like my latest on how color affects your behavior.

  • Thanks for watching!

As you're watching this video, chances are, you're sitting.

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