Plain and simple: you were designed to move.
Our sedentary lifestyle is the exact opposite of how our ancestors lived for centuries.
It’s no wonder we’re all sick and sad all the time, because we spend most of our time going against how we were engineered.
There have been a few studies on how depressed animals in cages eventually become, especially if they were taken from their wild habitats, and all I can think about is how we can relate to that.
Cubicles aren’t natural.
The food we eat is rarely natural.
Sitting all day and being on our phones isn’t natural.
This is also why it’s not easy to be a professional writer. The constant sitting all day every day is just tough on the body. Every time I move more and get outside, it’s amazing how much better I feel almost instantly.
This isn’t a long post, it’s just something that I think the world needs to discuss. The eight-hour workday wasn’t designed by any science around optimum productivity or happiness. It was designed by companies who want to maximize profits but not work you too hard so you’re beyond burned out.
You were designed to move. Plain and simple.
So get up, and get moving.