The sedentary aspect of a life spent sitting in front of computers and televisions effects more than just weight gain. “The muscles go as silent as those of a dead horse,” Marc Hamilton says, an inactivity researcher at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. This decrease in stimulation causes calorie burning rates to plummet (to one calorie per minute) and inhibits the enzymes that break down fat in the bloodstream. All together, these biological effects combine to increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Interesting. Might be time to look into a standing desk to break up the day.