Sitting can be a nice break from a busy day. But considering many of us spend our entire Workday at a desk, followed by downtime in Front of a computer or TV, one has to wonder:
How exactly is sitting affecting your body?
The answer is pretty shocking. As soon as You sit down the electrical activity in your Muscles drops significantly and your calorie-burning Rate plummets to about 1 calorie per minute. After only 3 hours of sitting, there is a 50% drop in artery dilation, and as a result A decrease in blood flow. Sit for 24 hours Straight, and the insulin in your body loses Nearly 40% of its ability to uptake glucose, Which increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.
And things only get worse from here, after 2 weeks of sitting for more than 6 hours A day, LDL cholesterol, sometimes called the ‘bad’ cholesterol, is increased, along With other fatty molecules putting you at A greater risk for weight gain. On top of This, the enzymes responsible for breaking Down fats plunge. And because of the prolonged Inactivity, your muscles begin to break down.
The heart. Even if you work out regularly, the minute you stop moving, the deterioration Begins again, in proportion to your sitting Time. And that’s the scary part; research
Simply put, our bodies aren’t designed to Be sedentary. And sitting for 8 hours a day at work is just as bad for those who go home and watch TV as it is for those who hit up The gym. It can literally be a lethal activity.