Science Explainer

How sitting all day can lead to some serious health issues


Description

How has our level of physical activity evolved throughout history? From hunter gathering to a more sedentary lifestyle, humans have become less and less active, sometimes causing serious health issues like heart disease and diabetes. The solution, however, may be in how we rest instead of how long we’re resting for. Little changes like standing during a Zoom meeting or talking a walk during a phone call can help us improve our lifestyles.

This piece was produced by Health Science Video Fellow Logan Tsukiyama from Maui High School in Kahului, Hawaii, with support from Connected Educator Clint Glima and Youth Media Producers Eli Kintisch and Mohammad Pasha.

Speaking and Listening - Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Empowered Learner

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Digital Citizenship

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Creative Communicator

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Speaking and Listening - Comprehension and Collaboration

Topics

Media Literacy

Science

STEM

Health

Levels

Beginner

Intermediate

Materials

Notebook

Estimated Time

10 Minutes