Scientific studies claim that sitting all day is bad for your health. While that seems to be common sense you may not realize exactly how bad sitting behind a computer all day truly is. There is more going on than just fatigue and back or neck pain or simply being uncomfortable. A sedentary lifestyle deactivates the hormone lipase which slows down your metabolism and causes you to gain weight. This can happen within 20 minutes of being inactive. Meanwhile your red blood cells clump and thicken inside of your blood vessels slowing down circulation, insulin production slows down, energy that has not been expended from food, also known as fat, begins to deposit on your internal organs and LPP1 - a gene that suppresses inflammation and clotting shuts off.
But I work out! Too bad, you're not exempt.This is true even if you regularly work out.
There is an easy solution! Don't sit for more than 20 minutes at a time. Get up and walk to the water cooler, or stretch, or go talk to a coworker instead of sending an email. And / or switch to a standing desk.
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