New Study Indicates Too Much Sitting Can Kill You

For better health, try  standing up more, a new study suggests. Those who spend 11 or more hours a  day sitting are 40 percent more likely to die over the next three years  regardless of how physically active they are otherwise, researchers  say.

Analyzing self-reported data from more than 222,000 people aged 45 and  older, Australian researchers found that mortality risks spike after 11  hours of total daily sitting but are still 15 percent higher for those  sitting between 8 and 11 hours compared to those sitting fewer than 4  hours per day.

“The evidence on the detrimental health effects of prolonged sitting  has been building over the last few years,” said study author Hidde van  der Ploeg, a senior research fellow at the University of Sydney. “The  study stands out because of its large number of participants and the fact  that it was one of the first that was able to look at total sitting time.

Study shows total sitting time can kill you..

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