19 Apr '11, 2pm

Sitting Down Makes You Fat! More Reasons To Get A Standing Desk

Sitting Down Makes You Fat! More Reasons To Get A Standing Desk

The posture of sitting itself probably isn't worse than any other type of daytime physical inactivity, like lying on the couch watching "Wheel of Fortune." But for most of us, when we're awake and not moving, we're sitting. This is your body on chairs: Electrical activity in the muscles drops -- "the muscles go as silent as those of a dead horse," [researcher Marc] Hamilton says -- leading to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects. Your calorie-burning rate immediately plunges to about one per minute, a third of what it would be if you got up and walked.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/sitting-down-make...

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