Sitting for more than six hours per day
makes you 40% more likely to die 15 years
earlier than someone who sits for three
or fewer hours per day.*
Who knew? Everybody sits. We sit at the breakfast table, in the car on the way to work, at our desks and in meetings, commuting home and then in front of the television. Most of us don’t realize it but we sit more than we do anything else in a given week.
WHY IS PROLONGED SITTING SO DANGEROUS?
Your body starts to shut down at the metabolic level:
– Calorie burning drastically decreases
– Enzymes that break down fat drop by 90%
– HDL (good) cholesterol production drops by 20%
– Less blood flow means fewer feel-good hormones circulate to the
brain, raising the incidence of depression
Additionally, your body uses less blood sugar, raising your chance of contracting diabetes and blood pressure increases, putting you at a higher risk for heart disease.
FUEL BUILDERS designs programs that help counteract the dangers of prolonged sitting- an unavoidable behavior for most executives.
*Source: CBS News