Worst Health Habits - How to Deal with Your Worst Health Habits
Just how bad is it to eat a whole bag of chips in one sitting? Or sip more than one glass of wine a day? Here, a ranking of the things we do when we think no one's looking and how to stop.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the August 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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.