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Sitting is Killing You (Infographic)

This eye-opening infographic from medicalbillingandcoding.org covers all the bases of why sitting is the new smoking:

  • People are sitting more than ever… an average of 9.3 hours per day.
  • Sitting 6+ hours per day increases risk of death up to 40%.
  • Obese people sit for 2.5 hours more per day than thin people.
  • Between 1980 and 2000 exercise rates stayed the same but sitting time increased 8%… and obesity doubled.
  • When you sit, calorie burning decreases, enzymes that help break down fat drop 90%, good cholesterol drops 20%, and insulin effectiveness drops 24% and risk of diabetes rises.

Source: http://dailyinfographic.com/sitting-down-is-killing-you-infographic