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: http://www.paleolifestylemagazine.com/the-dangers-of-sitting-and-what-you-can-do-to-change-things/