Shocking? Well, that's how much time we spend sitting on average every single year. Today more than ever, we live in a society where sitting is normal and even associated with the feeling of being relaxed or of enjoyment. We’re conditioned to sit in pretty much any occasion, whether we’re in the car, at work in front of our computers, in public transport, at the restaurant, or in front of our TV.
The human body is not conceived for sitting all day, it’s built to move. Have you ever seen a baby sit all day? Probably not, unless we positioned him/her that way.
The idea that “sitting is the new smoking” may seem ridiculous at first sight. However, many studies have backed that quote and when we actually look at the data, we quickly realize how dangerous sitting all day really is to our health. From back pain to reduced blood circulation, all the way to reduced calorie expenditure, here’s how sitting is slowly killing us.