Sitting For Extended Periods of Time is Killing You
by Kel Mohtot - Health information researcher/writer
Why Your Chair Is Killing You, and What You Can Do About It
September 28, 2014
Evidence shows that prolonged sitting is devastating your health. It actively promotes dozens of chronic diseases, including overweight and type 2 diabetes, even if you are very fit.
As a general guideline, if you’ve been sitting for an hour, you’ve sat too long. At minimum, you should not sit for more than 50 minutes out of every hour.
As soon as you stand up, a series of molecular mechanisms at the cell level set off a cascade of activities that impact the cellular functioning of your muscles. The way your body handles blood sugar is beneficially impacted, for example. Therefore, the disease prevention for diabetes comes into play.
All of these molecular effects are activated simply by weight-bearing; by carrying your body weight upon your legs. Those cellular mechanisms are also responsible for pushing fuels into your cells.
Dr. Mercola claimed there are 10,000 articles and papers available on the effects we all suffer of too much sitting.