A growing body of evi­dence sug­gests that seden­tary office workers and other inac­tive people are at a rel­a­tively high risk of dying early. Seden­tary people have ele­vated levels of bio­markers linked to car­dio­vas­cular dis­ease, including insulin, glu­cose, and triglyc­erides. And research in ani­mals has shown that levels of an enzyme respon­sible for breaking down fat plum­mets when the ani­mals are forced to be inactive.

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