“If you can stand up every 20 minutes — even if you do nothing else — you change how your body responds physiologically.” — Gretchen Reynolds [more exercise and fitness tips here]
Sitting for long periods of time — when you don’t stand up, don’t move at all — tends to cause changes physiologically within your muscles. You stop breaking up fat in your blood stream, you start getting accumulations of fat … in your liver, your heart and your brain. You get sleepy. You gain weight. You basically are much less healthy than if you’re moving.
|—||If you’re reading this Tumblr post while sitting down, stand up! Here’s more reasons why. (via nprfreshair)|