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Sitting vs Moving

Posted in Books, Exercise, Fitness, Health

I’d like to share a paragraph from an article that was from www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/magazine/mag-17sitting.  Hope you can find it like this.  The article addresses the dangers of the sedentary society in which we live. “This is your body on chairs: Electrical activity in the muscles drops-“the muscles go as silent as those of a dead horse,” 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. Insulin effectiveness drops within a single day, and the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes rises. So does the risk of being obese. The enzymes responsible for breaking down lipids and triglycerides- for “vacuuming up fat out of the bloodstream,” as Hmilton puts it – plunge, which in turn causes the levels of good (HDL) cholesterol to fall.

A little startling to see these facts. Let’s make sure we are getting up and moving regularly throughout our day.



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