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If you spend hours sitting down, then get up, says a new study. Sitting for long periods gives people larger derrieres researchers have found. A study by Tel Aviv University looked at fat cells in the body and found that those exposed to “sustained, chronic pressure”, like those forces exerted in long periods of sitting, experience accelerated growth of lipid droplets, molecules that carry fats.
That is to say, the fat cells expand, becoming 50% larger and gaining mass, leading to weight gain.
Sedentary lifestyles can lead to obesity through inactivity and over-eating, but this new study shows that sitting for too long can be even more harmful.