If you are like 86% of all American adults, you’re probably doing something that’s dangerous to your health: sitting on your bum. Study upon study proves that sitting for long stretches can negatively impact your body, increasing your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and even death. Sitting 11 or more hours a day increases your chance of dying within the next three years by 40%. Luckily, the solution is as simple as getting up and moving, and Suzan Colón wants to help you do just that with her Take a Yoga Break (TAYB) app.
It’s a personal mission for the writer. After crafting stories for dozens of magazines and authoring ten books, she didn’t need a study to tell her sitting was bad for her. “Forget necessity—agony is the mother of invention. My work as a writer had me sitting at a desk like much of our work force, and I felt the pain of people who have to sit all day—not figuratively. I started doing yoga 20 years ago to deal with the pain of sitting so much, and I became a yoga teacher to help others who had similar issues,” she explains. “During a marathon writing session back in May, I promised myself I’d get up hourly and do a yoga pose, but I’d be in the zone and forget. I thought, There should be an app that reminds you to get up and shows you an easy yoga pose to do at your desk.” So she created TAYB to do just that. Continue reading >>fastcompany.com/