Sitting is killing you. Being sedentary or sitting, is associated with many health risks, including a 112% increase in diabetes risk, 147% increase in cardiovascular disease risk, 90% increased risk in cardiovascular mortality and 49% increased risk of all-cause mortality. (Source) Just one day of sitting decreases insulin sensitivity, which elevates blood sugar and forces the body to produce more insulin to effectively metabolize incoming carbohydrates. Without activity, the body isn’t able to clear triglycerides from the blood which leads to cardiovascular risk. Being sedentary, alters 4,500 genes and 34 metabolic pathways that determine how well the body’s cells function. (Source) Research is quite clear, it is no longer debatable, sedentary behaviors are an actual cause of disease. Take a look at how sitting is kill you and what you can do about it.