This article from Lifehack.org gives a great visual explanation of why sitting for hours at a time can lead to degenerative conditions.
Remember, it's not just how much movement/exercise you get that matters, it's also the frequency. If you have a desk job try to get up at least every 30 minutes and move around.
On Tuesday Officer Elvis Garcia from the Boston police department came to visit YMAA Boston. He gave us a talk about how to stay safe in the city.
A few of officer Garcia's safety tips.
Most importantly, always talk to your parents. Tell your parents about your day at school. Tell them about your homework, playtime, lunchtime, anything at all. The more you talk to your parents the more they'll be able to help you.
Thanks again to Officer Garcia!
Traditional Chinese martial arts for mind/body development