Adults and Sitting
Average American sits more than 8 hours per day, which increases the risk of dying from a heart attack by 54 percent.
Sitting makes us fat. Between 1980 and 2000: Exercise rates stayed the same, sitting time increased by 8 percent and obesity rate in the US doubled.
Negative side effects of sitting are instant: The moment you sit down the electrical ativity in your legs stops, calorie burning drops to 1 calorie per minute and the enzymes that break down fats drops by 90%. 2 hours after sitting your good cholesterol drops by 20% and 24 hours after insulin effectiveness drops by 24%, increasing the risk of diabetes type 2.
People with sitting jobs have double the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in their lifetime.
People who watch 3+ hours of tv per day increase their risk of heart disease by 64%
Interrupt sitting as much as possible.
- stretch it out
- march or walk in place
- jumping jacks
- Opt for a standing desk
Walking burns 3-5x the amount of calories that sitting does.
GET OFF THE COUCH:
When watching tv, do 1 of the following:
- plank/core work
- walk in place or do jumping jacks during commercial breaks
The human body is not meant for prolonged sitting.
Stand up for your right to stand!