The University of Missouri discovered that sitting for 3 to 4 hours at a time actually shuts off your body's ability to burn fat efficiently. Researchers discovered that a fat-burning enzyme called lipoprotein lipase loses its ability to be absorbed when you are seated for long periods of time.
According to the Mayo Clinic, sitting is now the new smoking! Sitting too long, up to 3-4 hours at a time, is now equivalent to smoking a pack-and-a-half of cigarettes a day. Yikes!
The British Journal of Sports Medicine determined that individuals, who sit too long--
again, longer than 3-4 hours--significantly increase their risk of disease. But they also found that people who move just a little bit--even fidgeting or getting up from their desks on a frequent basis to get a cup of coffee or taking a flight of stairs--significantly improved their health.
Let's move, more today than yesterday! Little by little progress is important and can improve your health. You are worth it!!
Here's to walking this adventure of life together!
Have a blessed day!!