Sit at work all day? This graphic might scare you

The average U.S. adult sits for nearly eight hours each day. What effect can that have on the body? The answers might scare you. (Reporting by Bonnie Berkowitz; Graphic by Patterson Clark, The Washington Post)

We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S. adult? Many things, say four experts, who detailed a chain of problems from head to toe.Click here to see exactly what all that sitting is doing to you.