Sitting 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. But our bodies are not built for such a sedentary existence.

The human body is built to move and you can see evidence of that in the way that it’s structured. Inside of us there are over 360 joints and about 700 skeletal muscles that enable easy, fluid motion. The body’s unique physical structure gives us the ability to stand up straight against the pull of gravity. Our blood depends on us moving around to be able to circulate properly. Our nerve cells benefit from movement and our skin is elastic, which means it molds to our motions.

So if every inch of our body is ready and waiting to move, what happens when we just…sit around?

For more reasons to stand up, watch the TED-Ed Lesson Why sitting is bad for you - Murat Dalkilinç

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The First thing Tokyo Ghoul’s would eat if they could suddenly eat human food.

Kaneki: A f-cking japanese style burger

Touka: Cake

Hinami: Cotton Candy

Tsukiyama: No clue, he’d probably go on a world food tour though

Haise: Bananas

Nishiki: Horse Shit (Taiyaki)

Takizawa: Pineapple (whether he’s sane enough to eat a real one though…)