Fact 1

"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion" - Parkinson's law

How many times were you late to a meeting becuase the previous one didn't end on time? Who decided that the meetings have just the enough content to fill 30 minutes or 60 minutes? Why is it so difficult to hang up the phone or leave the room, when the scheduled time is over?

Fact 2

"Sitting is the new smoking" - Dr. James Levine

We have created for ourselves a modern way of living that clashes with the way we’re meant to be. Sitting is more dangerous than smoking, kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. We are sitting ourselves to death.

Fact 3

Exercise will not undo the harm of being inactive.

Sedentary lifestyle has been linked to cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. There are many papers on the topic, take a look at this one and this one. Research has found that just a few hours of sitting suppresses a gene that helps keep your cardiovascular system healthy by controlling inflammation and blood clotting. The worrying thing is after a day of sitting, exercise doesn’t seem to turn the gene back on.

Fact 4

We need time to relax, reflect, and connect.

You joined a meeting, right after another one. You were on the camera or in the room but not really. Sounds familiar? That is because you need time to switch context. Oh, also maybe you needed time to get a glass of water or answer the calling of the nature...