Women who are seated six hours or more a day have a 37 percent higher death rate than those who sit less than three hours a day. A sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer, and pulmonary embolisms (blood clots that travel to the lungs). It can even increase the size of your fat cells.
Embrace NEAT, or non-exercise activity thermogenesis. In English, it means any kind of movement, no matter how small. Simply standing up or walking around for a total of two hours a day can reduce your risk of diabetes by 12 percent.