okay that’s maybe an over simplification. but, scary nonetheless!
according to this study the average adult spends 50%-70% of their time sitting. and even those who exercise on a regular basis saw the benefits of exercise mitigated by increased daily sitting.
with increased sitting comes decreased lower extremity muscle contraction. when muscles don’t contract they require less fuel and the surplus, in the form of blood sugar, can contribute to obesity, diabetes, and other health concerns. not to mention, that increased sitting is a huge contributor to low back pain.
see a physical therapist, take a yoga or dance class, or just get up!