Like it or not, even if you run, or work-out, sitting for prolonged periods of time is worse for your health than smoking!! In the last couple of years there has been mounting evidence that sitting for prolong periods of time increases one’s risk for diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers. This holds true even for people who do exercise such as running regularly!
There is something about the physiological changes that occur with prolonged sitting that increases one’s probability for contracting some diseases as well as lowering life span. The new statistics show that prolonged sitting is actually more dangerous than smoking!
2 Minute Yoga to the rescue! If you ever needed a good reason to take short yoga breaks through out the day, this sounds like one to me. Researchers have not come up with a specific recommendation for how often one should take a break nor how long the break should be. We just know the old saying “move it or loose it” is taking on a more serious tone than ever before.
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