☛ It makes you fat
You burn almost no amounts of energy when you’re sitting. More the number of hours you spend sitting the fatter you get.
☛ Body stops functioning as usual
Calorie burning rate drops, electrical activity in the leg muscles shuts off, insulin effectiveness drops 24% increasing the risk of diabetes, and good cholesterol drops 20%.
Tips to change your sitting habits
☛ Take every opportunity to walk around the office. Take 2-3 minute breaks in between to get up from your chair and walk around.
☛ Limit the time spent on the couch while watching TV. Make sure to get up and walk around during commercial breaks.
☛ Try sitting with your back bent backwards at an angle on 135
☛ Walk, ride your bike and take the elevators whenever possible. Interrupt sitting time whenever you can. Be fit, be healthy.