In case you aren’t paying attention, it really is true — sitting is the new smoking.1 Something we used to think is harmless is killing us.
Leading voices from the medical community warn that it’s not enough just to get some exercise each day. It’s really a matter of sitting less. The body wasn’t made to be sedentary.
The effect is more pronounced the older you get. After 40, people tend to start gaining weight easier, and having a harder time losing it. A number of factors are involved, but the root of the problem is decreased metabolism.