Is Sitting The New Smoking?

“The trick, the trick, the trick,” he said, is to have it firmly fixed in our minds, “that sitting is the new smoking. That sitting is literally bad for you.”

For 15 years, Dr. Levine has studied the grim consequences of spending too much time on our duff.

For starters, obese people sit on average two-and-a-half hours more every day than thinner people. Sitting for long periods of time could actually make bottoms bigger because sitting down puts a large amount of force on the body tissues that make fat cells. It causes them to produce up to 50 percent more.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

I wouldn’t say we’re anti-sitting around here, but we do have the word “walking” in our name. 🙂 More and more research is confirming what we know, prolonged inactivity leads to atrophy (not in the weight loss sense). The following video is worth your time.

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