The Hidden Risks of Sitting Down

Regular readers of this blog know that we take the idea of avoiding sitting too much very seriously. It’s one of the easiest, least intrusive, and fun ways well-run workplace wellness programs can make an immediate difference in people’s health and lives.

Today we bring you a way to watch more on the topic, rather than read more.

Murat Dalkilinç created an engaging, useful, and educational video for Ted-Ed: Why sitting is bad for you.

The text intro states: “Sitting down for brief periods can help us recover from stress or recuperate from exercise. But nowadays, our lifestyles make us sit much more than we move around. Are our bodies built for such a sedentary existence?”