As students, our job requires sitting, sitting, and sitting. This is a problem. It turns out, sitting for extended periods of time has an effect on one's health. According to this article, long periods of inactivity can actually increase risks of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, liver disease, metabolic syndrome, and other conditions, including premature death. Scary right?
Once I finished this article, I realized how bad for you something as innocent as sitting could be. Inactivity is a dangerous thing, and we all have to be careful to exercise daily. Even just getting up and walking around every hour or so works. Do you ever just sit for hours on end? Should we try to the solve this problem at school? Do you think teachers should give short breaks during long classes, especially block?