A large study that focused on total sitting time provides reliable evidence of how being too sedentary can affect one’s life.
The study of 200,000 found that inactive people who sat a lot had twice the risk of dying within 3 years than those who sat least.
Physical activity is important to prevent non-communicable diseases such as cancers and heart disease, but researchers are saying that lack of it can kill.
Read about the study.
At another study researchers found that sitting for six hours a day is a health risk even if time is spent being active afterwards.
Experts recommend walking 30 minutes 5-7 days per week for a healthy lifestyle and to prevent obesity.
For obese/overweight people who are too busy to spend less time sitting, I’ve developed a list of things they can do standing or walking. I call them “Sedentary lifestyle Modifiers.”
Many of work and leisure activities that are done sitting can also be done standing or walking. For people whose busy lifestyles are centered around sitting, they can mean the difference between life and death.