Contact Us

Want a Smaller Backside? Stand Up — Health Check [VIDEO]

mrtgt, Flickr

It’s already well-known that a sedentary lifestyle can make one heavier, but new research indicates the simple act of sitting too much can actually generate more fat in the hips and posterior.

A study from Israel’s Tel Aviv University found the pressure placed on specific areas can cause the fat cells within them to stretch and produce nearly 50 percent more liquid fat than regular fat cells.

Even those who regularly exercise are not immune if they sit too much when they aren’t on the treadmill, but it’s worse for those who never exercise at all.

“These findings indicate that we need to take our cells’ mechanical environment into account as well as pay attention to calories consumed and burned,” said Amit Gefen, one of the Tel Aviv researchers.

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

[ABC News]

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for TSM Interactive quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!