Couch sitting and your mind

Most of us know that longer periods of sitting lead to an increased risk of heart attack and early death. Increased couch sitting is the surest way to weight gain, back and shoulder pain, and diabetes. But how does this affect your mind?

Research published in the International Journal of Obesity not only emphasizes that extensive sitting can lead to poor mental health, but you will be less able to ‘focus’.

The researchers discovered people who spend more than 20 minutes sitting become less able to overcome distractions.

Regular exercise not only changes the way you look physically – the far-reaching effects are displayed in your moods, stress levels, mental acuity, creativity, sleep, positivity, and how well you can focus on the task at hand.

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