We knew that sitting was bad for your health.
But now a group of researchers (primarily at UCLA) have identified a specific mechanism that shifts your health downhill when you sit.
Among a group of adults aged 45-75, those who were the most sedentary had thinning of the medial part of the temporal lobe of the brain.
That brain region – the medial temporal lobe – is particularly important for memory.
Don’t accept a future of diminished mental capacity. Here’s what you’ve got to do:
- walk instead of drive
- stand at your desk instead of sitting
- park in the parking slot furtherest away in the lot
- take the stairs, not the elevator
- if you have to sit to accomplish a particular task, get up and move around for 5 minutes or more every hour