The Dangers of Sitting and What You Can Do To Change Things (Paleo Lifestyle Magazine)

A great article that outlines why “sitting around is the smoking of our generation.” Some of the eye-opening highlights:

  • The average American sits for 9.3 hours per day.
  • After just one hour of sitting, the body’s production of fat-burning enzymes drops up to 90%, slowing your metabolism.
  • Prolonged sitting increases risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
  • The death rate for obesity is 10 times greater than that for tobacco.

The article goes on to offer suggestions for getting more active. Full article: