August 11, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor
If you are taking one last summer road trip, flying across the country for work, stuck at your desk with a deadline or in traffic on a long commute, you could be doing something that’s taking a toll on your health—sitting too much! While people tend to look at seat-time as time to relax, your body doesn’t see it that way. Too much sitting, now referred to as “sitting disease” by experts studying it, can wreak havoc on your body’s metabolic system. Sitting too much can increase your risk for obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, depression and a cascade of other health ills. So what can you do?