Sitting is Killing You

Are you sitting comfortably?

If so, you may want to reconsider your position. Sitting for long periods of time each day, as many of us do in order to work, is actually extremely bad for your health.

When you sit down, electrical activity to your legs shuts off immediately, and your body is reduced to burning only one calorie per minute. This, combined with other effects outlined in the infographic below, leads to a highly increased risk of heart disease and obesity.

Even the recommended daily half hour of exercise is not enough, on its own, to counteract the harmful effects of sitting six to eight hours a day. (And many of us sit for even longer than that.)

Sitting is Killing You

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