Our legs are the largest muscle group we own. When they are at work, they utilize key resources from our bodies that are naturally accounted for. As we sit, these muscles relax and take up very little glucose. This raises the risk of Type-2 Diabetes.
In addition, sitting can cause muscles throughout the body to stiffen, causing pain. The spine can also find itself in unnatural positions, creating further strain. Over time, this weakens the body and can reduce our overall vitality.
It's no surprise that a sedentary lifestyle can lead to weight gain. However, this problem can be easily solved by choosing to stand more throughout the day or use a walking machine for exercise. People who work standing can burn an additional 30-60 calories per hour, while those who walk at a moderate pace can increase their burn by as much as 200 calories per hour.