February 2, 2010

Your Health: Too much sitting puts the body on idle

By Kelley Luckstein

For decades, scientists have studied exercise. But until recently, they paid little attention to the opposite end of the activity spectrum: the many hours modern humans spend sitting, barely moving at all. But now the early results are in, and the science of sitting is producing sobering headlines. The bottom line, if you will: Sitting kills. "


The body's idling state is very, very unhealthy," says James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "Much like a Ferrari, the human is meant to move."


USA Today by Kim Painter, 2/1/2010

Tags: Endocrinology / Diabetes, sitting

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