Sitting Could Be The New Smoking

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NCV You should know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit who is in you. You have received the Holy Spirit from God. So you do not belong to yourselves, 20 because you were bought by God for a price. So honor God with your bodies.

Doctors say a new disorder related to sitting too long at work could be as fatal as smoking.

Dr. Eric Tepper says that sitting for hours can lead to all kinds of chronic diseases no matter how old the patient.

“There’s a lot of research on what exactly is the pathology but it does increase mortality, it increase the risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes,” Tepper told CBS.

Tepper said that sitting hampers muscle strength, weakens metabolic strength and also cause problems with circulation.  He said those who work in offices and other places where they are sitting need to stand up and walk around on a regular basis.

“You’re getting more circulation going through your legs, you’re actually using muscles to balance yourself, it’s almost impossible to stand perfectly still we’re always moving when you’re standing whereas sitting, you really are perfectly still,” Tepper said.

Tepper said that going to a gym to work out after work for an hour doesn’t help the problems with sitting at work. He says that every person should get up and walk around for at least 10 minutes an hour to offset the damage that can be done by sitting.

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