by Lexi Petronis
Sitting down for hours every day does more than just help promote "sitting-on-your-butt-all-day-itis," according to new research. It also shuts down a molecule called called lipoprotein lipase--which helps stimulate metabolism throughout the day.
Previous research about sitting all day long has found that it can lead to chronic ailments such as obesity, depression, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even premature death. Erp.
See more: 10 Trends to Try in 2014
So this new study from Kansas State University examined data from nearly 200,000 men and women aged between 45 and 106 (!). The study's authors found that sitting for long periods of time--even if the subjects exercised for 30 to 60 minutes a day, but spent the rest of their hours just sitting--meant that there was little muscular contraction in their bodies happening. And that led to the shutdown of lipoprotein lipase.
See more: 13 Sneaky Habits That Can Cause Acne
The key to stopping this shutdown, say the