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Regular Computer Use Leads to Weight Gain Even With Adequate Exercise

Is Your Computer Making You Fat?

While I am a fan of you, dear reader, using the Internet regularly to check FitSugar, I just read that your computer could lead to weight gain. In an Australian survey of more than 2,500 adults, heavy computer use, even with adequate exercise, led to increased weight gain. All that sedentary activity means less calories burned through regular activities.

This proves once again that what you do outside of the gym matters to your overall health. Rather than spending your free time playing World of Warcraft, try a Wii Fit game. Rather than updating Facebook, go for a catchup walk with a friend — if she lives in another city, use your mobile phone to get mobile. If you need help getting out of your chair, check out these motivational quotes; they'll get you up and moving in no time.

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tylergrl33 tylergrl33 7 years
I read this recently on David Kirsch's blog: Research indicates that the body starts to slow down in as little as 30 minutes and that sitting for long periods, decreases our metabolism, shuts off our fat burning enzymes, and can even lead to clogged arteries and heart disease. Some researchers say that constant sitting can be as bad for you as smoking!
biarose biarose 7 years
I ride a little mini stationary bike while on the computer.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
My husband should read this. If he isn't at work sitting at his desk computer, he's sitting on the couch at home surfing the internet. All the sedentary sitting around has definitely made him gain some weight.
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