Sunday, October 24, 2010

Study says sitting down changes our body chemistry

If you're sitting down you may want to get up and take a walk around. A new study says that sitting actually changes our bed (sic) chemistry, affecting how long we live. Researchers found that when lab mice were prevented from running around they put on weight. Being sedentary turns off an important chemical that burns fat.

People sitting longer than six hours a day are more likely to die from diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Men are 18% more likely, women are 37%.

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