Sitting Too Long Shortens Life

A new study of more than 200,000 Australians confirms sitting down for lengthy periods of time on a regular basis decreases your lifespan, reported The Atlantic. Even exercise can’t eliminate this effect, although it does significantly reduce it.

In a nutshell, spending more time standing versus sitting prolongs life, stated results from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study, the largest ongoing study of healthy aging in the Southern Hemisphere. Researchers estimate the average adult spends 90 percent of their leisure time sitting.

While the risk of death decreased for those who exercised five hours a week or more, it still increased when these active people sat longer.

The risk of death in the next three years rose 40 percent for those who sat more than 11 hours a day. Researchers adjusted for factors such as age, weight, physical activity and general health status.

A study synopsis appears in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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