Too Much Sitting Makes Us Fat?

Pressure placed on lower body can generate up to 50 percent more fat in region.
1:32 | 12/06/11

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In healthy living tonight the science of sitting. We'll know about the benefits of exercise and an active lifestyle but now researchers have found that even all that exercise might not be good enough. If you don't change the way you work. ABC's -- Davis has the bottom line. Glued to your computer and stuck to your chair all day. Turns out all that sitting down may have a downside. For your backside. No matter how little you wonder how much you exercise. Too much sitting by itself. May broaden your bottom. The researchers found that when we sit down. The amount of force we put on our body tissue causes the very cells that are the precursors to fat cells to produce even more fat. Up to 50%. More hi everyone doctor -- -- clinic found that obese people sit on average two and a half hours more each day than thinner people. So he favors offices that look more like this where the desks are attached to tread -- and extra. 140. Calories and out for you. But most of us still work and offices that look much like our newsroom and in our own not so scientific experiment. Just by sitting alone you could potentially create up to 50% more fat -- despite sitting alone wouldn't I gotta yeah. Let me get up right now. The bottom line. Some pressure off your own bottom line and stand up Lindsey -- ABC news new.

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