Sunday, May 13, 2012

Find Ways To Work Up A Sweat

Brisk walking, dancing, housework, gardening, stair climbing,...exercise doesn't have to look like exercise.

"Simply by standing, you burn three times as many calories as you do sitting. Muscle contractions, including the ones required for standing, seem to trigger important processes related to the breakdown of fats and sugars. When you sit down, muscle contractions cease and these processes stall." - James A. Levine, M.D., Ph.D.

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