Excessive sitting is now recognized as a true health hazard, and currently the average person sits 13 hours a day. That’s an average – so while some are sitting a bit less, some are sitting much more!
We should spend nearly 1/3 of our life in bed. Sleeping really well is especially important if you’re spending less time than that. Improving our sleeping position and environment can help posture pains, as well as giving us a better nights sleep.
Work is what most people do, most of the time. And, most people sit at work. Sitting slumped over a computer won’t give you a hunchback in a day, but over time the body molds and folds, restricting breathing and circulation to impact health nearly as much as smoking.
Everyone knows sleep is important, but until recently no one knew exactly why.
Now research shows that waste products from the brain’s metabolism accumulates in the fluid surrounding nerves during the day, and then gets flushed out and eliminated when you sleep. The fluid is called cerebro-spina fluid (CSF), and the study found poor sleep was associated with a buildup of a substance (b-amyloid) in CSF associated with Alzheimers.