Sitting at your desk all day may be making you dumber.
According to the New York Times, scientists discovered that when we sit all day, "electrical activity in the muscle drops...leading to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects."
Even getting regular doses of exercise doesn't offset the damage.
Now there's new evidence sitting all day not only makes you fatter, it also might make you dumber, according to researchers in Germany.
Sabine Schaefer, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, recently looked at the effect of walking on working memory.
Scientists found that walking at your own pace speeds up your body's energy resources. They discovered an increase in the mental arousal or activation associated with physical activity.
Experts suggest you take breaks throughout the day to walk, de-stress, and boost your performance and memory.