My sports therapist at Performance Sports Chiropractic brought this up to me last week and I was horrified. The research shows that almost no amount of exercise can overcome extended sitting. We were not intended to sit!
” After 1 hour of sitting, the production of enzymes that burn fat declines by as much as 90%. Extended sitting slows the body’s metabolism affecting things like (good cholesterol) HDL levels in our bodies. Research shows that this lack of physical activity is directly tied to 6% of the impact for heart diseases, 7% for type 2 diabetes, and 10% for breast cancer, or colon cancer. ”
Read the article or watch his TED talk and stand up and move about more