Most of Americans spend ten hours every day sitting in a chair. When you think about it, this sounds even too ideal; we might be sitting even more than ten hours every day. When we sit all day, we tend to become lethargic and unmotivated to move around and take a walk.
Prolonged sitting has been linked not only to inflammation and increased hunger but also to high blood sugar and high blood pressure. If you sit all day and don’t pay attention to what you eat, this could be a terrible combination.
Researchers suggest that every half an hour, we should go for a walk – something simple as a walk to a bathroom or grab a green tea, anything except going to vending machine or going to nearest fast food restaurant. Even something simple as stretching or doing chair yoga for a few minutes can be beneficial to your health.
Sitting is a new smoking and moving around is a vital part of our health, but our diet is also crucial. Scientists suggest that we should all add these recommended foods to our diet: nuts, berries, olive oil, garlic, pineapple, turmeric, green tea, avocado, flaxseeds, and fish. In conclusion, we can't escape from sitting during our working hours, but we can walk more and eat healthily.
Gildshire Editor, Elvira Barucija