Science Says Sitting Can Kill You, Even If You Exercise Daily. Here’s What To Do
You’ve probably heard that “sitting is the new smoking,” and new research confirms this unsettling sentence. A large study published in Annals of Internal Medicinelooked at the habits of nearly 8,000 adults and found that the amount of time participants spent sitting was directly correlated with their risk of early death. And yes, that’s even the case if you exercise regularly.
Unfortunately, in the modern world, many of us have to sit. It’s 2017, and our jobs typically require us to hunch over a computer rather than spend our days hunting and gathering. As alarming as this study is, there is some good news that comes out of it: If you move every 30 minutes, your mortality risk is significantly lower.
So, how can you make that happen? Here’s what the experts suggest.