How to prevent the audience from sitting too much?
Now that I am writing this article, I sat on my chair on the plane for 1 hour and 45 minutes. So I understand how the audience must feel when they are sitting too much on chairs in a presentation.
Sometimes the audience must stand to lower their back pain and feel refreshed.
Why? Is sitting too much harmful?
Watch this video on YouTube or read its script below:
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Sitting can be a nice break from a busy day, but considering many of us spend our entire workday at desk followed by downtime in front of a computer or TV, one has to wonder how exactly is sitting affecting your body?
The answer is pretty shocking. As soon as you sit down, the electrical activity in your muscles drop significantly, and your calorie-burning rate plummets to about one calorie per minute after only 3 hours of sitting. There is a 50% drop-in artery dilation and as a result of a decrease in blood flow.
Sit for 24-hour straight and the insulin in your body loses nearly 40% of its ability to uptake glucose which increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and things only got worse from here after two weeks of sitting for more than 6 hours a day Idl-cholesterol sometimes called the back of astral is increased along with other molecules putting you a greater risk for a week.
On top of this, the enzyme is responsible for breaking down fats, and because of the prolonged inactivity your muscles begin to break down. Gradually the contractions become weaker in peeping the pumping of blood into your heart.
Even if you work out regularly the minute you start moving the deterioration begins again in proportion to your sitting time and that’s the scary part.
Research shows that just as the exercise doesn’t necessarily counteract the negative effects of something like smoking it doesn’t counteract the negative effects of too much sitting a year later the effects begin to compound and some studies in woman have even shown a decrease in mass uppers of 1% every year.
Do you think your brain is more important than your body? It doesn’t not only help pump lead and oxygen to the brain but also sent mood-enhancing hormones when we don’t move brain function begins to slow down.
Perhaps the most shocking is that after 10 to 20 years of sitting for 6 hours a day, you may have lost up to 7 quality-adjusted life years that is years with medical issues or death. For example, the risk of dying from heart disease increases by 64% while the risk of prostate or breast cancer increases by 30%.
If everybody sat for no more than 3 hours a day, it’s estimated that the average lifespan would rise by 2 years simply put our bodies are designed to be sedentary and sitting for 8 hours a day at work is just as bad for those who go home and watch TV as it is for those who head up to gym. So it can literally be a legal activity so what’s the solution?
Of course, we don’t go to seminars all the time, but this video shows how harmful sitting After watching this video, you will understand why we have to make the audience stand sometimes.
How to prevent the audience from sitting too much and ask them to stand?
1- Show this video
Show them this video from YouTube and then ask them to stand and care about their health.
2- Group work
One of the best techniques is to have group work. When you are presenting, ask the audience to stand and do something. For example, I ask my audience to stand and start talking and working with each other in my seminars.
3- Stand and clap
One of the simplest ways is using famous and honorable people’s names like Einstein, etc. and ask the audience to stand and clap for them.
Now you almost learned that not only sitting too much is a harmful action, but also it’s unhealthy for the audience and your presentation. When the audience is sitting too much, he gets tired and ignores listening t you because his brain waits for an order to stand and take a walk.