Research

Don’t Just Sit There

Did you know that sitting for 6 or more hours daily can elevate your chances of dying from cancer and other major diseases – even if you maintain a healthy weight and don’t smoke?

  • Women who sat for six or more hours daily faced a 37% greater risk of death as compared to those who sat for three hours or less.
  • For men, the increased risk of death for those who sat at least six hours daily was 17%.

Those who did not exercise regularly and also sat for long periods faced even greater mortality rates – a startling 94% higher for women and 48% higher for men.

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