See Now: Sitting Down is Killing You


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.