Who would of guessed that sitting down too long was so bad for you. According to this study done by the American Journal of Epidemiology, it presented facts stating that sitting 6 hours or more raises your death risk. The study stated that even if they exercised, women who sat down 6 or more hours a day were 37% more likely to die over a 13-year period than people who sat less than three hours a day. Men who sat more than 6 hours a day had an 18% higher risk of death over a 13-year period than men who sat 3 or fewer hours a day. Check out facts with this awesome infographic.
Now the death risk was even higher for people who do not work out and the least active women in the study who also reported the highest amount of sitting were 94 percent more likely to die than those who said they sat the least and exercised the most. For men, it was 48%, the study said.
Prolonged time spent sitting, independent of physical activity, has been shown to have important metabolic consequences, and may influence things like triglycerides, high density lipoprotein, cholesterol, fasting plasma glucose, resting blood pressure, and leptin,” American Cancer Society researcher Alpa Patel, Ph.D., said in a statement.