Exercise is not enough to take off the pounds if you spend a lot of time sitting.

When people sit for long periods-doing desk jobs, using computers, playing video games, watching television or for other reasons-the enzymes that are responsible for burning fat shutdown.

Result: People who sit too much have significantly greater risk for premature heart attack, diabetes and death.

Self-defense: In addition to exercising, it is important to stand up and move around as much as possible throughout the day-walk around the office, go up and down stairs, take a break from the computer and go outdoors, . or do something else to get out of a seated position.

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