In case you needed proof that working on a computer at a desk all day is unnatural, recent studies have shown people with sedentary jobs are twice as likely to die from heart disease than those with active jobs and that 292,345,090 Americans do not get the minimum level of exercise for good health.
It’s Making You Fat
Americans burn 140 fewer calories a day than 50 years ago. From 1980 to 2000, time sitting down increased by 8 percent. Even though exercise rates stayed the same, obesity rates doubled. Today, one in three Americans is obese.
It’s Making You Lazy
Per day, obese people sit for 2.5 hours more than thin people. When you sit down at your computer, the electrical activity in your legs shuts off. Fat-reducing enzymes drop by 90 percent.
It’s Making You Stressed
One in three Americans say they are stressed at work, and one in four say it’s the most stressful thing in their lives. U.S. employers spend $200 billion a year on stress-related expenses.
Moral of the Story
Exercise more–duh. Or quit your job.