The Health Risks of Sitting all Day

(Courtesy of Health Management Administrators)

• People with sitting jobs have twice the rate of heart disease as those with standing jobs

• A person who sits 6+ hours per day is 40% likelier to die within 15 years than someone who sits less than 3, even if they exercise.

• Decreases levels of good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol)

• More fat is floating around the bloodstream (in the form of triglycerides)

• Increases weight gain and waistline

• Loss of muscle tone

• Increases risk of diabetes

• Higher levels of fatigue and depression

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