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“Sitting Is Killing You”

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People who sit for most of their day are 54% more likely to die of a heart attack.

Did that get your attention? We hope so (and, no, we didn’t make that up).

We’ve talked about the benefits of getting off your hind quarters and spending more of your day on your feet.

To put things into perspective, here’s what sitting physically does to your body:

  1. As soon as you sit the electrical activity in the leg muscles shut off, calorie burning slows to a sloth-like 1 per minute, and enzymes that help break down fat drop by 90%.
  2. After 2 hours of reclining in your favorite chair, the good cholesterol in your body drops about 20%.
  3. After 24 hours insulin effectiveness drops 24% and risk of diabetes rises.

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