Is Sitting Down Killing You?

Is Sitting Down Killing You?

If you think the title of this post was a little too dramatic, think again.

Research has continually proven that sitting actually does take many years off of your life. Even drastically so.

Don't believe us?

Check out these startling statistics revealed by respected scientists and research organizations:

Every hour you sit down and watch TV slices 22 minutes off of your life. (A University of Queensland study on sitting)

If you sit for a total of 11 or more hours daily, your risk of dying within 3 years shoots up a scary 40%. (compared to those who sit for less than 4 hours a day according to a study conducted by Australian researcher and Professor David Dunstan)

Men take on average 7,000 steps per day, women 5,000. (Pedometer researcher Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke - the globally accepted daily step count for preventing weight gain and staying healthy is 10,000)

These are not pie-in-the-sky numbers. This is hard research, and there is plenty more out there. Since the 1970s health professionals and health care institutions have noticed that modern men and women are standing and walking less, and sitting more.

That is a deadly trend.

Unfortunately, your children and grandchildren will probably continue the trend in an unhealthy direction. Unless you do something about it. So keep an eye out for future posts to learn what you can do about it!

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