Kettlebells Not Enough To Take Off The Pounds?

From:  BottomLinePersonal, March 1, 2008

Exercise is not enough to take off the pounds.

Exercise is not enough to take off the pounds if you spend a lot of time sitting.  When people sit for long periods — doing desk jobs, using computers, playing video games, watching television or for other reasons — the enzymes that are responsible for burning fat are shut down.  Result:  People who sit too much have significantly greater risk for premature heart attack, diabetes and death.  Self-defense:  In addition to exercising, it is important to stand up and move around as much as possible throughout the day — walk around the office, go up and down stairs, take a break from the computer and go outdoors, or do something else to get out of the seated position.

Marc Hamilton, PhD, associate professor of biomedical sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, and leader of a study of the physiological effects of sitting, published in Diabetes.

Powered by Max Banner Ads

One Response to Kettlebells Not Enough To Take Off The Pounds?

  1. Sitting is plain evil. Yes, the weight gain is part of it.

    What often concerns me as a postural therapy is posture (duh!)

    As we sit (read – inactive) our posture is sloppy (rounded shoulders, horrific pelvic tilt..). When we sit for looooooooooooong time, our brain remembers that and sets it as new norm – you get faulty muscle memory and misalignment (boo!)

    When you decide to get up and move, the misalignment is still there, mechanics are off and as we start vigorous training – bam!!! – injury…

    So… move!

Leave a reply

An elegant template for Headway! Use this template as a starting point for your next Headway project!

Ornare est leo vel sem. In in dictum magna. Integer ultrices semper vulputate sem magna. lorem eget gravida molestie, nibh lorem elementum dolor.

Follow Us

Follow our activity on the web and get to know us.

Contact Us

27 Markaway Avenue,

Avenida Park,
Gotham City,
South Africa

© 2009-2018 Ironbell Athletics All Rights Reserved-Kettlebell -- Copyright notice by Blog Copyright