While with younger students I learned that the body needs to move around a while after sitting for 20-30 minutes. If we don’t move the brain will go into sleep mode and that makes learning a lot harder. Same things goes for working, if we don’t move around the brain gets sluggish.
Here’s a TED-talk with more information of what happens when we sit
Sitting down for brief periods can help us recover from stress or recuperate from exercise. But nowadays, our lifestyles make us sit much more than we move around. Are our bodies built for such a sedentary existence? Murat Dalkilinç investigates the hidden risks of sitting down. [Directed by Oxbow Creative, narrated by Addison Anderson].