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Apr 2, 2014 7:39 AM

Inactivity can Lead to Decreases in Metabolism

Los Angeles, CA –

Exercise is important, but so is the time weremain sitting.  New research released inthe Journal of Applied Physiology has revealed that the time we spend sittinginstead of moving about could have a huge impact on metabolism rates regardlessof how much exercise we engage in.

Our bodies are designed to be activethroughout the day, and while hitting the gym or the outdoors for an hour longrun or fitness class is beneficial for heath, coming home and sitting on thecouch or in an office chair for the rest of the day can have negative impacts.

Insulin is a hormone the body produces toregulate blood sugars, and overtime a diet high in carbohydrates coupled withextended inactive times can make a person resistant to this hormone.  This means that the body must produce moreinsulin in order to regulate blood sugar, and overtime this production canreach unhealthy levels – which results in type 2 diabetes. 

In addition to making insulin rise,inactivity has been shown to increase lipid levels as well.  Lipids have been shown to cause cellularexpansion when absorbed in large quantities and subjected to long periods ofsitting or inactivity.  The solution tothis isn’t as simple as switching to a low-fat diet, because the body needs tobe inactive in order to encourage burning of carbohydrates we consume insteadof just sugars. 

On a structural level, inactivity canactually decrease bone density.  Sittingtakes weight off the body and bones, and the adage that if “you don’t use ityou lose it” can actually become a reality. If the bones don’t encounter stress each day, they become weaker andmore brittle which can lead to injury and more inactivity. 

Becoming more active doesn’t necessarilyinvolve more time at the gym.  Itinvolves getting up and moving about at the office, or straightening up thehouse on a daily basis.  By increasingminor activities, we can decrease overall body mass and make sure metabolismlevels stay active and healthy. 

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