BLOG: Move More. Sit Less.
According to the CDC, more than 25% of all American adults sit more than 8 hours a day. In fact, adults spend more time sitting and being couch potatoes than sleeping. That number increases even more for older adults; statistics show that 75% of older adults are sedentary.
Sitting too much can be very harmful to your health. Numerous research studies show that the more you move and stop sitting, the longer you will live. Sitting too much increases your risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer and early death.
What Happens to Your Body When You Sit?
- Electrical Activity in Leg Muscles Shuts Off
- Calorie Burning Drops to 1 per Minute
- Enzymes that Help Break Down Fat Drop by 90%
- Good Cholesterol Drops by 20%
- High Amounts of Stress are Placed on Your Lower Back and Neck