Wise-up Wednesday: Sitting Disease


The average American employee will sit anywhere from 7.7 to 15 hours a day.

Researchers at the University of Missouri discovered that a fat burning enzyme called lipoprotein lipase loses its ability to be absorbed when you are seated for long periods of time. This means that when you sit for 3 to 4 hours at a time your body shuts off its ability to burn fat efficiently.

According to the Mayo Clinic, sitting is now the new smoking. Sitting too long up to 3 to 4 hours at a time is comparable to smoking a pack and a half of cigarettes per day.

The British Journal of Sports Medicine also determined that those who sit 3 to 4 hours straight significantly increase their risk of disease.  However, they found that people who move just a little bit, even fidgeting or getting up from their desks on a frequent basis for a cup of coffee or to run an errand, significantly improve their health.

This information is found in The Daniel Plan by Warren, Amen, and Hyman.

So let’s make MOVEMENT our mantra this week!


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