People who sit for six or more hours a day for leisure are high mortality risks, according to researchers. It doesn’t matter whether the individuals are runners, walkers or workout at the gym.
It is recommended that all individuals engage in 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week, but according to this study even with this level of physical activity, sitting for six hours is a mortality risk.
The researchers found the strongest association was cardiovascular deaths.
Standing and walking at home or at work rather than sitting are health promoting efforts than contribute to reducing the level of physical inactivity. They can reduce sedentary time and to less than six hours per day.
There are ways to reduce sitting time for leisure and work without cutting into your time or adding hours to the day. I call them sedentary lifestyle modifiers. Click here to read about them.