Haven't exercised lately? Turns out two weeks of inactivity can quickly affect your body.
New research presented at the European Congress on Obesity showed that two weeks of not exercising led to significant changes in body composition, including increases in total body fat and loss of skeletal muscle mass.
It also increases the risk of developing chronic diseases because cardio-respiratory fitness levels declined after two weeks of sedentary behavior.
Such changes can lead to chronic metabolic disease and premature mortality.
Researchers encourage people to remain physically active and avoid sitting for long periods of time.