A new study says that technology makes us more active than we actually are, but doctors are of the same opinion. Here’s how it drains you mentally technology.
Thanks to technology, we live sedentary lives more than our grandfathers did, 67% of us spend about 20 hours a day seated. Which means a lot, which is why you should ask yourself how much time you spend actually making the move.
Perhaps spend an hour at the gym in the morning, 30 minutes standing in the bus to work and a further 10 minutes going from the office to the toilet and back.
Maybe you go to talk to a colleague several times a day and do a lunch break where eventually all get to sit upright and in the evening when you get home, relax in front of the TV.
It may seem that you move enough and at the end of the day because of “occupied and active life”, 54% of us do not choose to move. The big difference between parallels what we do and what we do is that, according to a report due to the development of technology and the Internet.
The trend of phones and computers constantly check to see whether I have received new messages, notifications on social networks and emails, make us feel constantly exhausted, which can be confused with physical fatigue.
83% of young people aged 18-24 check their mobile phones before to put to sleep and 71% do the same thing when they wake up in the morning, which makes us believe that we were “active” even before we out of bed for.
Worse, when we feel obliged to take a permanent eye on work emails during the program, 45% of us admit that we feel very busy. Even if we check them while chairing or on the couch with a bag of chips in hand.
“The development means that we are constantly plugged in, from sending messages, sending emails and surfing online, we are mentally exhausted,” says Zoe Hellman, head of public health at Weight Watchers UK.
“We get drinks with sugar, coffee, and chocolate bars in order to recharge your batteries, make little or no physical exercise to burn excess calories and add a sedentary lifestyle, which is increasing percentages for obesity” Hellman added.
“Even if you exercise for 30 minutes a day, this is not enough that you actually are sedentary,” says Dr. Stuart Biddle, professor of Physical Activity and Health at Loughborough University. “Physical activity and relaxation effects must be seen as independent and separate things,” he added.