Your Job Will Kill You–After It Makes You Fat

This article is from Issue 57: May/June 2012

In case you needed proof that working on a computer at a desk all day is unnatural, recent studies have shown people with sedentary jobs are twice as likely to die from heart disease than those with active jobs and that 292,345,090 Americans do not get the minimum level of exercise for good health.

It's Making You Fat

Americans burn 140 fewer calories a day than 50 years ago. From 1980 to 2000, time sitting down increased by 8 percent. Even though exercise rates stayed the same, obesity rates doubled. Today, one in three Americans is obese.