Sitting has been linked to a wide variety of diseases, including diabetes, obesity, etc. When a person sits, muscle contractions stall. These muscle contractions aid the digestion of excess fats and sugars. The study examined those who sit and workout (spend extra time at the gym) and those who sit and don’t workout. The risks were elevated with both groups. The solution is a simple one; just stand up and move around. With just standing, the human body burns 3 times the amount of calories it does when compared to sitting.   

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