Stand up to slim down and help your heart.
Sitting for long periods (in a car, at work, in front of a television), even if you exercise regularly, increases your risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and early death. When sitting for longer than three hours, your metabolism and immune system slow down, putting you at risk for blood clots. Older adults are the worst offenders. About 3/4 are sedentary. Get up every 30 minutes and do this mini-routine to burn fat throughout your day.