What Sitting Is Really Doing To Your Body

December 19, 2014 5:17 PM

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In addition to only burning just one calorie per minute, sitting deteriorates your muscles, increases your risk of Type 2 diabetes and makes it harder to lose weight. And if you sit for six hours per day, the clip points out, after 10-20 years of sitting you could lose up to seven quality-adjusted life years (years without health issues or death). Additionally, the risk of dying of heart disease increases by 64 percent, while the risk of prostate or breast cancer increases by 30 percent, the video notes.

Sadly, many of us are stuck sitting for quite a few hours a day, thanks to office jobs. So, what can you do about it? In a Huffington Post blog published this month, author and career expert Caroline Dowd-Higgins suggests consciously becoming more active at work. Consider investing in devices like F...

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