College Students Guide to Ergonomics
by Jeff Brushie 3/20/2021 https://unbreakyourself.com/students/
We often discuss a sedentary lifestyle in the context of adults who work in jobs that require them to spend long periods of time sitting, but there’s a demographic less often discussed but perhaps just as impacted by being sedentary.
What Is a Sedentary Lifestyle?
A sedentary lifestyle is one of the biggest public health issues our nation faces, as well as an increasing number of other countries around the world.
The recommendation for adults is that they get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity every week.
Yet only around 21% of adults meet this recommendation, and less than 5% of adults in the U.S. perform 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
When you’re sedentary, it puts you at risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. It also increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and the likelihood you’ll die prematurely.
If you spend a lot of time sitting, it can make it hard for your body to control blood sugar, break down fat, regulate your blood pressure and maintain a healthy metabolism level.